Fully recovered from his injury, Drew Brees plans to march in with the Saints against the Colts for this weekend’s preseason game.
Saints QB Drew Brees will make his preseason debut when he starts for New Orleans against the Indianapolis Colts in the “dress rehearsal game” on Saturday.
Brees has missed the last three weeks of practice due to an oblique strain he suffered in practice. He has been taking it very slow and only recently returned to practice in pads, but has yet to appear in a preseason game.
“Today was my first day to be full-go. I’ve been taking it very slow,” Brees said told the New Orleans Times-Picayune. “I wanted to make sure it was all good. I’m still not 100 percent, but I hope by Saturday I am.”
Brees has led the Saints to unprecedented heights as the team’s QB since being signed in 2006. Since 2006 he has started 127 out of 128 games (only missing one for a rest day after clinching the number one overall seed), and has set every major passing record in franchise history. In addition, Brees is the only QB in NFL history to accumulate multiple seasons passing for over 5,000 yards and has been in the top 2 for passing TDs every year since 2008.
Brees also led the Saints to their first and only Superbowl in 2009. They defeated the Indianapolis Colts 31-17 in Superbowl XLIV. Brees was named the game’s MVP.