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New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees suffered a foot injury in Monday Night’s loss to the Detroit Lions and underwent an MRI on Tuesday. The long time Saints starter could miss potentially his final game in a Saints uniform in the Superdome. According to a report by Ed Werder of ESPN, Brees’ MRI showed a torn plantar fascia and he left Monday’s game with a boot on his right foot.
Werder also reports that Brees wants to play in the Saints final two games, as with his $30 million cap hit in 2016, it could be his final two games with the franchise. In all honesty, it probably wouldn’t be risky for Brees to play against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, considering they don’t really ever hit the quarterback. I kid, but no really. The pass rush is bad.
If Brees ends up not playing on Sunday, that means the Jaguars will likely face Matt Flynn, who would be the fourth backup quarterback the team has faced during the 2015 NFL season. Even if Flynn is the starter, he’s shown that given a clean pocket and time, he can put up some big numbers so it’s a good thing he’s potentially facing the Jaguars.
Sunday, if Brees plays, has the potential to be a very long day for the Jaguars. As they’ve shown, they cannot put pressure on the quarterback in their base defense and even struggle to do so with their "pressure" packages. It’s a pick your poison type of day for the defense against Brees. Blitz and get eaten up. Sit back and drop seven, get eaten up.