Shortly after Drew Brees suffered a thumb injury in the Saints’ Week 2 win over the Los Angeles Rams, ESPN’s First Take decided to “debate” if New Orleans was “done” this season. Brees’ injury – a torn ligament – was a serious one, expected to sideline him for a month-plus.
Stephen A. Smith did not hesitate to answer.
“The Saints are done without Drew Brees,” Smith proclaimed. “Period.”
Unsurprisingly, Stephen A. was very wrong.
New Orleans, led by quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and a standout defense, have gone 5-0 without Brees. The Saints blew out the Chicago Bears on the road today.
This prompted the following tweet:
— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) October 21, 2019
Well played, Saints. Very, very well played.
Brees, meanwhile, could return as soon as next weekend, according to FOX’s Erin Andrews.
“I think (there’s progress) just the way that at it feels. The way that it functions. level of strength, level of flexibility, and stability. And then we’re just getting to ramp up the throwing, throwing an NFL ball. I feel good doing that but there’s more to it. Can’t just stand still and throw a ball and say ‘I’m ready to go.’ There’s a lot more that goes into it. Just taking it one step a time,” Brees said following the Saints’ win last week
New Orleans is set to play Arizona next Sunday.