The New Orleans Saints are going to be without Drew Brees for at least six weeks, which has a lot of people already writing them off in 2019.
The worst thing that could possibly happen to the New Orleans Saints happened in Week 2 against the Los Angeles Rams as the team not only lost what was being dubbed as a revenge game, but lost Drew Brees in the process.
Aaron Donald hit Brees’ right hand and what seemed like an ordinary play turned out to be terrible for the Saints. Brees missed the rest of the game and has to have surgery to repair a torn ligament in his throwing thumb.
The initial timetable for return is six weeks, although this kind of injuries can be hard to gauge. There is a fairly good chance that the six weeks does not end up being how much time Brees misses. It isn’t likely that he will come back sooner and he could take even longer to recover.
The tricky part is getting that thumb to full strength where he can actually grip the football. If it was the ring finger you could probably get away with some pain. You are not going to get away with not being able to grip the ball.
This has led to plenty of people writing off the New Orleans Saints as Super Bowl contenders. However, the fans still should stay optimistic, as there are three reasons to lead us to believe that the Saints will still go on a Super Bowl run.