Brees is working his way back from 11 fractured ribs and punctured lung and had reportedly been hoping to return for their Week 15 game against the Chiefs. However, Schefter says New Orleans wants him to “make a full recovery, be able to throw without any limitations and have complete range of motion” before putting him back in the lineup.
The Saints are reportedly prepared to stick with Taysom Hill as long as they need to.
As of now, sources have told Schefter that Brees will be “questionable at best” to play against the Chiefs.
Brees, 41, 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. He agreed to a new two-year, $50 million contract with the Saints this past March.
In 2020, Brees has appeared in nine games for the Saints and completed 73.5 percent of his passes for 2,196 yards, 18 touchdowns and three interceptions.
We’ll have more on Brees as the news is available.