Drew Brees hopes to start throwing “sooner rather than later”

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The Saints likely take a deliberate approach in Drew Brees‘ return. Why rush it?

New Orleans has gone 3-0 without their starting quarterback.

Brees, though, is going to do everything he can to get back and hopes to start throwing “sooner rather than later.”

He gave an update on his rehab during an appearance on WWL Radio on Wednesday night.

“From a rehab perspective, we are fast-tracking this thing as fast as we can,” Brees said, via Jeff Duncan of TheAthletic.com.

Brees was given a six-week timetable for a return after undergoing surgery on his right thumb Sept. 18. That would put him back in the lineup for the team’s Nov. 10 game against Atlanta.

Brees has said he thinks he “can beat” the prognosis, hoping to return before New Orleans has its bye week in Week Nine.

In his three starts, Teddy Bridgewater has completed 74.7 percent of his passes for 684 yards with six touchdowns, two interceptions and a 108.5 passer rating.

9 responses to “Drew Brees hopes to start throwing “sooner rather than later”

  1. Does anyone doubt Brees’ work ethic or desire to play? If he says he’ll be back early I’m betting he will.

  2. This could be a blessing in disguise for the Saints. Brees is no spring chicken and his arm looked dead late last year (not even that strong this year). A rested Brees is more important than a bye week IMO. They will make the playoffs as I don’t think Carolina or TB will survive looking at their next 5 games. If the wheels don’t come off I say let him sit until the Thanksgiving game and come back completed rested and healed.

  3. Brees should come back only after the bye week. “No sense risking injury” said Kevin Durant to Brees.

  4. I smell a QB controversy. Joking…sort of. What is Teddy goes 6/7/8-0 while Drew is out, do you just stick the future HOF back in there? I know I know, the answer is likely yes. Good for Teddy in all this

  5. The only reason Brees is dying to come back is so he can start heaving the ball in the end zone to attempt to beat Brady to the All Time TD mark.

    Manning 539, Brady 527, Brees 522. Brees is going to come back and start heaving in 5 TDs a game, desperately to catch back up.

  6. Teddy is a starter in the NFL. How pathetic is it that we see the ineffective excuses for QBs in this league and Teddy is relegated to the bench, Colin Kaepernick is black-balled while Baker is on a first name basis with America.

    Laughable!

  7. qdog112 says:
    October 10, 2019 at 7:08 am
    Teddy is a starter in the NFL. How pathetic is it that we see the ineffective excuses for QBs in this league and Teddy is relegated to the bench, Colin Kaepernick is black-balled while Baker is on a first name basis with America.
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    How pathetic is it that people don’t understand simple things like the answer to why Teddy’s still a back-up.

    So you need it explained to you? Well OK, He had plenty of offers from teams where he would have been the starter BUT Teddy is a back-up because Teddy choose to stay on with the Saints who BTW have one of the best QBs the NFL has ever seen, so that’s 100% on Teddy, it was HIS choice! He KNEW there was no way he was getting the starters job in NO barring an injury. As far as Keap goes I don’t believe he’s being singled out and black-balled for the fact that there were so many others that were taking a knee also and most of them are still in the NFL, I think these GMs don’t believe Colin is the right fit for their team or he’s not good enough. If it were just because of the kneeling then there’s a lot of players that wouldn’t be in the NFL right now either and that’s not the case!

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