New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is enhancing from his 11 fractured ribs, was noticed throwing at apply this previous week and is monitoring to play as early as Week 14 towards the Philadelphia Eagles, a supply tells ESPN.
Brees is not going to undoubtedly play towards Philadelphia, however he clearly has progressed sufficient in his restoration that New Orleans may have one other quarterback choice to make subsequent Sunday, when he’s eligible to return off injured reserve.
Taysom Hill will make his third straight begin below middle Sunday within the Saints’ recreation towards the Atlanta Falcons, and his efficiency additionally may affect how rapidly Brees returns. New Orleans has received every of its final two video games, and Hill has handed for 311 yards and in addition rushed for 4 touchdowns over that stretch.
If New Orleans retains profitable and Hill retains enjoying properly, it removes any rush the Saints may really feel to deliver again Brees and it may get him further time. But when New Orleans loses Sunday and Hill struggles, the staff could possibly be in place to show again to Brees.
Brees, 41, was placed on IR on Nov. 20 because of the fractured ribs and a collapsed lung, forcing him to overlook a minimal of three video games. He mentioned on the time that he hoped to be able to play by Week 14, though the Saints haven’t given a timeline for his return.
The Saints (9-2) personal the most effective file within the NFC, and there are a number of situations wherein they might clinch a postseason berth Sunday.