“I plan to practice this week and see how things look. I want to get out there as quickly as I can,” Brees said.
New Orleans doesn’t need to rush Brees back into the starting lineup with Teddy Bridgewater doing a great job of filling for him. The Saints will want to ensure that the area around Brees’ thumb is at no risk of further injury and that he has a strong grip on the ball.
Brees hurt his thumb in New Orleans’ Week 2 game against the Rams and was expected to be out for a minimum of six weeks. The veteran’s recovery has reportedly gone exceptionally well, while Bridgewater has piloted the team to a 3-0 record in the meantime.
Brees, 40, is a former second-round pick of the Chargers back in 2001. After five years with the Chargers, Brees signed on with the Saints as a free agent in 2006.
Brees has spent the past 12 seasons in New Orleans and is entering the final year of his two-year, $50 million contract that includes $27 million guaranteed.
Before he was injured, Brees had appeared in one game and completed 74.4 percent of his passes for 370 yards, two touchdowns and an interception.
We’ll have more regarding Brees as the news is available.