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Drew Brees Is Reportedly Starting Against The Cardinals

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees throwing a pass.

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - JANUARY 13: Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints looks to throw a pass during the NFC Divisional Playoff at the Mercedes Benz Superdome on January 13, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

When the New Orleans Saints take the field this Sunday for their game against the Arizona Cardinals, future Hall of Fame quarterback Drew Brees will be under center.

According to a report from ESPN's Dianna Russini and Ed Werder, Brees will be back for the first time since he suffered a thumb injury against the Los Angeles Rams.

Brees underwent surgery on his thumb soon after the injury. After five weeks of rehab, Brees will retake the field for the Saints.

Here's the news from Dianna Russini.

Saints fans likely knew this news was coming after the star quarterback stated that his plan is to play this weekend.

Teddy Bridgewater could not have performed better in Brees' absence, leading the Saints to five-straight victories. During his time as the starter, the former first-round pick has thrown for 1,370 yards and nine touchdowns.

Now, though, he'll retake the sidelines as Brees looks to finish the team's fight for a playoff spot.

Brees doesn't figure to be the only player the Saints get back this weekend against the Cardinals. Star running back Alvin Kamara missed last weekend's game with an ankle injury, but made his return to practice this week.

Stay tuned for the latest.