New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has quashed talk of both him and head coach Sean Peyton leaving the franchise at the end of the season.
With the 14-1 Carolina Panthers dominating the NFC South division, the Saints have been unable to generate any real momentum and sit bottom of the standings heading into the final round of the regular season.
As a result, rumours have been rife that both Brees and Peyton will move onto a different project in the off-season, but the Super Bowl champion has said those reports are wide of the mark.
"Bottom line is I don't see myself in any other helmet than a Saints helmet," Brees told Pro Football Talk radio.
"I don't see myself playing for any other coach than Sean Payton. I know there's all kinds of speculation, especially when you're not getting to the playoffs.
"Everybody kind of wants to kind of jump to, 'What are they going to do in the offseason and how is it going to look for next season?'"
Brees also added that plans have already been made for future seasons to try and construct a Super Bowl run – a process he wants to be a part of.
"A plan was laid out last offseason for kind of how we're going to build this thing back to a point where we can make a run like we made a run in '09, '10, '11," he claimed.
"That's where my mind is at, and I feel like there's a lot of people that feel that same way."