Payton: Saints will have 2 QBs for Seahawks matchup

Tanya Simon
September 20, 2019

Schefter tweets that Brees will have surgery to fix the thumb injury, which will keep him out for about six weeks.

Brees told reporters after the game he initially hurt his thumb on a pass attempt to Jared Cook before later hitting it on Donald.

Bridgewater was also ineffective in Week 17 last season when the Saints rested several starters - but Payton said that wasn't a fair evaluation for him playing behind a patchwork offensive line.

"It is going to be a hard film to watch for guys", Payton said.

During Brees' 14 years with the Saints, he's missed just one game due to injury.

New Orleans now turns to Teddy Bridgewater as it faces a tough back-to-back with the Seattle Seahawks and Dallas Cowboys in Weeks 3 and 4.

Rams TE Tyler Higbee suffered a chest injury on the team's first possession of the second half and was later ruled out.

Sean Payton said the team is still awaiting more information before announcing an update.

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The Saints (1-1) will take on the Seattle Seahawks in Week 3 next Sunday.

Bridgewater, 26, has started 29 regular-season National Football League games, including all 16 in 2015 when he made the Pro Bowl and guided the Minnesota Vikings to an 11-5 record.

It was a bad day for quarterbacks in the NFL as two of the most notable signal-callers in the league went down with significant injuries.

The Saints have not indicated whether they will consider placing Brees on injured reserve, which would free up a roster spot but would require the quarterback to miss at least eight weeks. And while I think it is more likely than not that the Saints lose, there are reasons that could lead to them upsetting Seattle. "But you can't get too caught up in (worrying about where he is) because sometimes they've put him out there and just do normal things".

I have added some of my favorite players to target on this week's waiver wire and separated them by priority and position.

The Saints also have quarterback Taysom Hill on the roster, who has been used in different situations throughout the last two seasons but often in a rushing or receiving capacity. The New Orleans Saints have won seven of their last nine road games. He would be replaced by Teddy Bridgewater and not return to the game.

Rather it will take a total team effort for the Saints to remain a viable force in the NFC and ultimately contend for Super Bowl LIV.

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