Drew Brees Could Miss Several Games?

7:20pm: Coach Sean Payton referred to the report that Brees could miss several games as “inaccurate” in an interview with WWL-AM (via Saints on Twitter).

3:37pm: The Saints believe that quarterback Drew Brees has a shoulder injury that will likely cause him to miss some games and potentially several games, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com tweets.

Brees appeared in all 16 games in 2014 while battling an oblique injury and completed over 69 percent of his passes for 4,952 yards, 33 touchdowns, and 17 interceptions. While that was not among his best showings, Brees was optimistic that he could get back to form when healthy this season. Now, it sounds like the veteran could wind up spending significant time on the sidelines.

Heading into the season, some posited that Brees was in decline and no longer capable of being a top quarterback. However, the stats tell a different story. Brees attempted 35 throws of 40-plus yards from 2009-11 and completed only seven for 356 yards, three touchdowns and five interceptions. Compare that to 2012-14, when Brees went a far better 15-of-35 for 773 yards, seven scores and no picks, and it’s obvious the 36-year-old can still get the ball downfield. That said, in 2014 Brees did put up his lowest yardage and TD totals since 2007 on throws that traveled 20-plus yards.

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10 comments on “Drew Brees Could Miss Several Games?

  1. David

    McCown is getting his chance to shine!

  2. Tyler

    Garret Grayson

    • Garret Grayson let’s see wat u got

  3. Aaron

    I’d rather throw that rookie in there Grayson. Drew in chapped

  4. kony

    Sucks. Hope its just sore.

  5. Jlfrank9

    Oh man. This wasn’t our season anyway, but I just want Brees to get that shoulder healthy. Mabel by then most of our injured people (Jarius Byrd!!) Will be back. And we can save the season or in worst case. Everyone comes back next year healthy, smarter and everyone gelling. Lord let you heal properly and stay safe.

  6. Ken

    number one in the draft!

    • Velton w

      Yes number one in the draft and please make it be someone who can get on the field not like this year’s number one

      • MoneyMike733

        Winston is on the field u mean Clowney from last year ?

  7. Eric

    Payton said report is inaccurate. Is this the same Payton that said we’d see Byrd in the preseason?

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