“On My Way” – Saints’ Drew Brees Describes his Return from Injury

Published 12/21/2020, 12:45 PM EST
TAMPA, FLORIDA – NOVEMBER 08: Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints throws a pass during the first half against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium on November 08, 2020 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)


Drew Brees made his return to the field last night against the Kansas City Chiefs. Brees suffered a gruesome injury earlier in the season in a Week 10 fixture against the San Francisco 49ers.

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But after weeks of rehabilitation, Brees was able to make his return, albeit in a losing effort. Brees spoke to the press after the Saints lost to the Cheifs 29-32.

When asked if he had made a full recovery, and was ready to go, he responded that he hasn’t but will get there with the passage of time. “No, but I’m on my way…I’ll be honest. I think there’s some things that I’m still kind of working on. But it is what it is.”

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NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – NOVEMBER 15: Drew Brees #9 and Jameis Winston #2 of the New Orleans Saints look on from the sideline during their game against the San Francisco 49ers at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on November 15, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

With regards to the Saints’ performance against the Chiefs, Brees was his usual pragmatic self. He assessed the team, including himself and his passing as inefficient. And against a team as strong and well prepared as the Chiefs, the effort was just not enough.

Drew Brees is still not 100%

“It wasn’t real efficient, obviously, in the passing game. I’d say that was a combination of forcing some things down the field instead of just taking a completion underneath, there were some miscues and they hit us with some looks defensively where you just have to throw the ball away.”

The addition of Brees will be a significant boost to this Saints team. In his absence, Taysom Hill deputized as the starting quarterback for the Saints. But Hill did an excellent job, as the Saints were able to go on a deep run during this time.

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They won several games, and it appeared as though the entire offensive unit understood that they had to step up in Brees’ absence.

While Taysom Hill played a crucial role for the Saints, Brees’ return will be welcomed by the Saints. Brees has been described as one of the best quarterbacks of his generation and has proven to be so consistently for many years.

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Going into the Playoffs, the Saints will hope that Brees can get back to his best, as they make a push for the Super Bowl.

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy is an NBA & NFL journalist for EssentiallySports, before which he worked at BusinessWorld magazine. He has been a fan of Basketball for over 10 years now, since Shaquille O’Neal was a Phoenix Suns player. During his time at Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts, he started a sports magazine for the college called the Overtime Tribune and hosted the Overtime Tribune Podcast until he graduated.

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