Saints lose Brees for at least six wins of 2019 season

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

New Orleans Saints are in a similar boat to the Pittsburgh Steelers. However, they will not be without their leader as long as the Steelers.

Ben Roethlisberger will miss the rest of the 2019 season. Future Hall of Fame quarterback Drew Brees is expected to miss at least the next six weeks with a torn ligament in his thumb.

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees attempting a pass against the Los Angeles Rams in the 2019 NFL Championship game
Drew Brees attempting a pass against the Los Angeles Rams in the 2019 NFL Championship game (Getty Images)

He got injured when he jammed his thumb during a collision with Los Angeles Rams beast of a defensive tackle in Aaron Donald. He was then removed from the game and replaced by Teddy Bridgewater.

Without Brees, Bridgewater — who was previously a starter with the Minnesota Vikings — will be the team’s starter. He will be backed up by Taysom Hill — who previously was a utility guy, who would be used in multiple formations and on special teams.

Since they now need him more as a quarterback, Hill will likely be exclusively a quarterback moving forward until at least Brees returns.

Throughout his tenure with the Saints, he has been a durable player. He only missed three games — one in 2009, one in 2015, and one in 20018.

In 2018, Brees — who became the NFL’s all-time passer during the campaign — went 13-2 as a starter. He went 364 of 489 for 3,992 passing yards. He threw 32 passing touchdowns and had five interceptions.

The 2018 saw Brees have his worst passing season with the 3,992 yards since his 3,576 yards in 2005 — his final season with the San Diego Chargers.

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