Multiple reports say Saints quarterback Drew Brees will miss at least the next six weeks as he needs surgery to repair his injured throwing hand. The league’s highest-paid backup quarterback Teddy Bridgewater replaces Brees and NFL analyst Mike Detillier expects the Saints will also use Taysom Hill at QB too.
“You are going to have to eliminate that swiss army knife roll on offense with Taysom Hill and you are going to have to designate plays for Taysom also at the quarterback position,” said Detillier.
Brees’ injury occurred in the first quarter of Sunday’s loss to the Rams and the team will remain on the west coast and face Seattle on Sunday. Detillier says the first thing the Saints need to do is get over the emotional loss of losing Brees.
“You have to get that out of your head and that’s a lot harder in actuality than me saying it, you have to put that aside and just move on,” said Detillier.
The Saints are 1-and-1 on the season. Detillier says it will not be easy with Brees on the sidelines and the entire offense will need to play well in order to win games.
“Every lineman that played in the game yesterday had a penalty, you had 11 total penalties, you had numerous dropped passes, so you need help,” said Detillier.