Robinson adds Brees has been practically living in the training room trying to return as soon as possible. However, with backup QB Teddy Bridgewater playing well, Robinson says the team could play it safe and wait until after the Week 9 bye to bring Brees back in Week 10.
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.