Report: Saints won’t push for Brees to return vs. Chiefs
The New Orleans Saints have given no indication as to when quarterback Drew Brees will return to the lineup, but the team won’t rush the 41-year-old back, according to ESPN.
The Saints placed Brees on injured reserve on Nov. 20 with 11 fractured ribs and a collapsed lung. Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles would have been the earliest he was allowed to return, but Taysom Hill instead will make his fourth straight start.
New Orleans (10-2) has the best record in the NFC entering Week 14, but has a looming showdown with the Kansas City Chiefs (11-1, tied for first in the AFC) next week.
With Hill going 3-0 since replacing Brees in the lineup, the team apparently is inclined to make sure Brees is 100 percent before reinserting him into the starting lineup.
Brees sustained the injuries over the course of two weeks before leaving a Week 9 win over the San Francisco 49ers at halftime and not returning.
In his 20th season, Brees has thrown for 2,196 yards with 18 touchdowns and just three interceptions over nine games.
Hill, 30, has completed 71.6 percent of his passes for 629 yards and a pair of touchdowns this season. He’s also rushed 68 times for 362 yards and five touchdowns.
–Field Level Media