Drew Brees medically cleared, set to start for Saints vs. Chiefs
The big game is set to have the bigtime quarterback matchup.
Drew Brees is back and healthy enough to start Sunday for the Saints against the reigning Super Bowl champion Chiefs, first reported ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The Saints confirmed the report Friday afternoon.
Sean Payton says the plan is for Drew Brees to start on Sunday
— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) December 18, 2020
With Drew Brees back in the starting lineup, Jameis Winston will continue to be the Saints’ No. 2 QB, with Taysom Hill playing his Jack-of-all trades role, including some plays at QB. https://t.co/U1LL4cNkED
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 18, 2020
The Saints reportedly believe Brees is fully healthy, and team doctors have cleared him to play. Brees suffered 11 rib fractures and a punctured lung before being placed on injured reserve.
In place of Brees, Taysom Hill has started the past four games behind center and has posted a 3-1 record.
New Orleans (10-3) takes on Patrick Mahomes and Kansas City (12-1) inside the Superdome at 4:25 p.m. Sunday.
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