Future Hall of Famer Drew Brees went down with torn ligaments in his thumb during the New Orleans Saints’ Week 2 loss to the Los Angeles Rams. Teddy Bridgewater has filled in admirably for him, leading the team to a 5-0 record in his absence.
Brees’ recovery from surgery has been impressive, and now it sounds like there’s a chance we see him as early as this weekend. The Saints have an advantageous matchup with the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.
His status is still up in the air. Considering Bridgewater’s success this year, I’d guess that Sean Payton will make sure Brees is as close to 100-percent as possible before he brings him back.
As of today, Brees says that returning for Sunday’s game is “the plan.”
Brees was asked if he will play on Sunday. He responded, "That's the plan." @FOX8NOLA
— Garland Gillen (@garlandgillen) October 23, 2019
The Saints have been on the wrong end of some serious injury issues so far this year. Drew Brees went out in Week 2, and now star running back Alvin Kamara is dealing with an issue, that cost him the team’s Week 7 game, a big 36-25 road win over the Chicago Bears.
The team’s 6-1 record is a testament to its impressive depth.
Bridgewater is completing a career-high 67.7-percent of his throws on the year, with 1,370 yards, nine touchdowns, and just two interceptions. With Kamara, one of the NFL’s most dynamic running backs, out, the Saints got a great effort from Latavius Murray, who went for 150 total yards and two touchdowns.
If New Orleans gets everyone back and ready down the stretch, it will be an incredibly tough team to knock off.
The Saints host the Cardinals at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday, Oct. 27.