Drew Brees went down in Week 10 and has missed the last three weeks. The Saints should make it four as the team travels to take on the Eagles.
While he may help, Drew Brees shouldn’t be rushed back to play against the Philadelphia Eagles if he isn’t 100 percent healthy. The Saints have won three straight games with Taysom Hill leading the way, and despite what many want to say, he’s played very well.
Back in Week 10 late in the first half against the San Francisco 49ers, Drew Brees went down and was eventually diagnosed with a collapsed lung and multiple fractured ribs. He was placed on injured reserve and has missed the past three weeks.
This week against the Eagles is the first time Brees is eligible to be back in action. However, the Eagles are 3-8-1. They play in the worst division in football and still can’t figure out a way to win. It’d be shocking if they down the Taysom Hill-led Saints.
Yes, Hill seems likely to be the start in Week 14. But, it should be Week 15 which is concerning. The Saints will take on the best team in the AFC and reigning Super Bowl champs.
Brees could show his might and lead the Saints into battle against the Chiefs, but the potential for reinjury seems high in what should be a highly intense matchup between two of the NFL’s hottest teams.
The last two matchups the Saints have on their schedule are between the Minnesota Vikings, a team they know well, and the Carolina Panthers, a divisional foe. They should be able to handle business and prepare Drew Brees for the postseason with those two matchups.
Bree is 41, and bringing him back too early could have a catastrophic impact on the Saints if he were to get reinjured. The staff should know if he’s ready or not, but the extra rest, especially given his age, could be a nice guarantee that he’s 100 percent both as a player and person.
He’s oftentimes the heart of this offense. He’s the leader, and they must keep him upright for games that actually matter. Week 15 is a huge matchup, but unless the team is confident there’s no good chance of reinjured and he’s healed fully, they should keep him sidelined.