New Orleans Saints: Reactions to Drew Brees’ Return
Drew Brees decided to return to the field in Week 8 to face the Arizona Cardinals just one week before the team bye, how did it go?
In the wake of week 9 bye for the New Orleans Saints, Drew Brees decided (along with the team doctors and coaches), to come back in week 8 instead.
It was a decision that left some fans incredibly excited to see the franchise quarterback back in action and some other fans questioning why he would come back one week before the bye when Bridgewater, his replacement, was doing so well.
According to NFL Nation Saints reporter Mike Triplett, Drew Brees had this to say on his return:
Michael Thomas also had a comment on his quarterback’s comeback.
Drew Brees ended his return to the field with a 31-9 win. He threw 373 yards and three touchdowns with a one interception. A pretty spectacular comeback with a splint on his thumb. Some fans gave their own opinions on Twitter about the comeback.
The aging Brees, now 40, is sitll setting records while cruising to a Week 8 victory.
Here’s a tweet that completely exemplies the feelings of all Who Dat Nation.
However, we can not forget the showing that Teddy Bridgewater put on while Brees was out with the thumb injury and obviously our Saints’ fans haven’t either as the official twitter page for the New Orleans Saints tweeted a video with the entire stadium chanting “TEDDY” after he was shown on the jumbotron.
The young quarterback went 5-0 during his time as starter. Secondly, he kept the team afloat. Had he struggled and allowed the team to go 0-5, the view of the Saints around the league could be completely different.
New Orleans loves Bridgewater, but they also Brees. And, at full strength, Brees, for now, is still the better quarterback. He’ll be the only leading the charge as this team is destined for another deep playoff run.