The New Orleans Saints have the luxury of owning both a first-round bye and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.
Drew Brees is 39 years old going on 40, and has a team that gives him the best chance of winning his second ever Lombardi Trophy.
If that's the case, Brees should consider retiring on top.
Think about it, plenty of the league's top players retired on top. From Peyton Manning retiring following Super Bowl 50 to Michael Strahan stepping away after the New York Giants beat the undefeated New England Patriots back in 2008.
Brees had been long consumed of winning the Super Bowl. However, that all changed back in 2010, when the Saints won a battle of wits over the Indianapolis Colts and Brees proved all of his doubters wrong.
The thing is, the Saints haven't returned to the Super Bowl since. Now, Brees has an elite receiver in Michael Thomas, as well as a vicious one-two punch at running back with Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram. On top of that, their defense has improved mightily over the past two seasons.
Not to mention that he has had his greatest season of his career. He owns a 72 percent completion rate (best in NFL history) and broke the all time passing yards record.
The man has done it all, besides winning the NFL MVP, which he will receive some consideration at season's end.
Brees spoke about his future in the NFL this season, rebuffing any rumors of him retiring, even if the Saints win the Super Bowl this year. However, he does mention that since football is a grueling sport, he has to take things one game at a time.
The veteran quarterback has even signed a short-term contract in case he does decide to officially hang up his cleats.
If there was ever a time to retire, it would be after he wins the Super Bowl this season, to end a storybook career. But that choice is not up to me, obviously. What will Brees decide?