Report: Torn Ligament & Six Weeks Out For Drew Brees

September 16th, 2019

Joe’s not one to celebrate a legendary player’s injury, but a report just after 11 a.m. from the Associated Press this morning is one that should put every Bucs fan on the edge of his or her seat.

Drew Brees injured his throwing hand early in yesterday’s game against the Rams and, per the report, he has elected to have surgery and could miss six games. The Bucs are scheduled to head to New Orleans for a Week 5 clash with the Saints.

No Brees? That’s a game-changer on the Bucs schedule.

No Andrew Luck? Cam Newton falling apart and the Bucs getting the Panthers again in Week 6? The Bucs’ defense playing well without Devin White?

Joe’s starting to think the football gods have elected a new leader.

Yes, Saints backup QB Teddy Bridgewater is not a guy to shrug off. There’s a reason the Dolphins didn’t sign him after he visited there this offseason. He wasn’t special yesterday, but that was a very tough spot to jump into. Regardless, Joe likes the Bucs’ path to their Week 7 bye week right now.

42 Responses to “Report: Torn Ligament & Six Weeks Out For Drew Brees”

  1. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    It’s Ok,

    The Bucs always have a Tendency of making Backup QBs look like Dan Marino

  2. Ben the GA Buc Says:

    Ya as long as Case Keenum isn’t the starter for NO than we may have a shot.

  3. Marine Buc Says:

    And the Saints back up QB (Bridgewater) is no stranger to injury himself.

  4. Jeff Says:

    Teddy B’s mobility could prove challenging for the Bucs.

  5. Bojim Says:

    I wanted to beat them with Brees there. Also we gotta face a backup QB. Crap.

  6. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    We stop Kamara……we stop the Saints.

    I will be impressed if we can win one of the Rams or Seahawk games

  7. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    Have faith in bowels setting up a scheme to slow down saquon on sunday, definitely will not stop him but slow him down and let eli try and beat you

  8. Bruce Blahak Says:

    @TheBucsAnthem …
    It’s a new day in Tampa Bay! Defense is back!!

  9. Ben real Says:

    We will let Bridgewater destroy us … does not matter … it’s in our blood to let backups shine

  10. Ben real Says:

    Yes and I agree … I want the saints with brees not without

  11. Tval Says:

    You should cheer for the Saints if you are worried about Brees. Bye bye. If this d shuts teddy down I’ll expect an apology for Dr Bowles. 😂😂👍🏼👍🏼

  12. Defense Rules Says:

    @Joe … “The Bucs’ defense playing well without Devin White?” Cheap shot Joe. And especially since he was injured in the last game and sick in the first game. How exactly is that even remotely a shot of any kind, especially a cheap one? Did anyone expect the Bucs defense to play well this season without Devin White making a major impact? –Joe

    BTW, they’re also playing well without your favorite DE, JPP. Hmmm, no mention of that I see. One mark of a champion IMO is that they don’t fold like a cheap suit when one player goes down (I think they call it DEPTH). Kudos to Kevin Minter for stepping in and doing an excellent job. That’s what it takes to be a winner. But then again, that’s what we should expect from 2nd Round picks. And thankfully Devin White isn’t afraid of competition. Not directing that towards anyone in particular of course.

  13. JGhoti86 Says:

    The Dolphins actually did want to sign him to be their starter (or at the very least compete for the starting job). They didn’t sign him because Teddy wanted to stay in NO. Miami offered him a chance to start and a lot more $ than New Orleans did. Teddy just didn’t want to go there and wanted to see how things played out in NO and see what came to fruition after this year, or see if a better opportunity presented itself. Miami not signing him was not their decision or choice. So your last paragraph doesn’t really fit.

  14. unbelievable Says:

    LOL if you’re gonna call Jameis a pro-bowler, than you better call Bridgewater one as well, considering they both went the SAME year.

    Don’t sleep on Bridgewater, he can throw the ball okay.

    We need to handle Kamara and Thomas, regardless of who is playing QB.

  15. TampaTown Says:

    Who are you and what have you done with the two Joe’s? Unbridled enthusiasm? Optimism? That’s how we know something is wrong at JBF. If you’re being held hostage blink three times fast

  16. mark2001 Says:

    Please guys..stop the “we used to make so and so look like whomever”. That is history. There is a new D sheriff in town…and new energy and commitment on this D. The past is history. I like what I’m seeing. The only drawback is the youth of the D in the backend…but that will get better from week to week as they transform from rookies in a new system to proven vets.

  17. Buc1987 Says:

    Much rather have Saints without Brees….thank you very much.

    This is great news to me.

    Go Bucs!!

  18. Ghost of Darrell Henderson Says:

    Remember, ages ago, when the Las Vegas intelligentsia said that the Bucs would win no more than 6.5 games?

    Well, sh!t happens!

  19. Lheew Says:

    Blame Jameis

  20. LongSeason Says:

    I hate to see this happen. To be the best you gotta beat the best.

  21. 813bucboi Says:

    smitty defense made back ups look good….not TB!!!!!!!

    GO BUCS!!!!

  22. AMI_Chris Says:

    Giants (home) — Anyone who bothers to check this web site is likely predicting a win.

    Rams (away) — Probably not a win.

    Saints (away) — Definitely a pick ’em at this point.

    Panthers (home) — Depends which Cam Newton shows up but definitely winnable.

  23. July Joe Says:

    Bruce Arians has a clear path to winning his THIRD Coach of the Year Award on his 3rd different team … Cam Newton looks washed, Matt Ryan is an interception machine with Dirk Koetter, and Brees could miss 5+ games … it’s time for Arians to work his magic and cement his HALL OF FAME resume this year!

  24. Defense Rules Says:

    July Joe … Cement his HOF resume this year? Uhhh, we’re TWO games into the season, we’re batting .500 thus far, and we’ve got a very tough schedule ahead. And IMO the only reason we’re even .500 is because our DEFENSE is playing excellent ball. BA didn’t get the nickname ‘QB WHISPERER’ for nothing. He needs to get this offense humming before folks start talking Super Bowl and Hall of Fame. Might even need to become the ‘QB SHOUTER’ to make that happen.

  25. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Best wishes to Drew.

    That said, this ‘to be the best you have to beat the best’ stuff is complete bull. We have a team learning a new defense and a new offense, and they likely won’t get it all down until around midseason.

    The easier the games right now, the better.

    So far as backups, we got beat by them when we had a bad defense. That isn’t thecase any longer.

  26. July Joe Says:

    ^ If Bruce Arians wins his THIRD NFL COACH OF THE YEAR AWARD with his THIRD NFL TEAM, that, coupled with his 2 Super Bowl Rings as an assistant and his dedication to diversity and the like, will be enough to get him enshrined in Canton I think.

    To win the NFL COY this year he’ll need to win the division, but that’s do-able with Newton washed, Ryan throwing picks like crazy and Brees hurt.

  27. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Defense Rules, this week was the hardest part of the scedule, except for maybe the london trip.

    Man…I love having a defense again!

    How many coaches said they were switching to 3-4 in Tampa, and they all failed? I didn’t think we would ever see it happen. Then we drafted Vea.

    Love it!

  28. Anonymous Says:

    If Brees goes ir he will miss both bucs games according to my calendar unless there is something I am missing.

  29. BridleOaks Buc Says:

    I’m telling you…8 weeks for it to be somewhat right. He’s out until week 10 at least. If I’m wrong, I’ll be the first on here to say I was wrong.

  30. July Joe Says:

    Two HOF QBs go down on the same day, wow.

    The Saints are okay as Brees will be back this year and has just one year left on his contract.

    The Steelers are SCREWED though as Ben’s done for the year and his career is likely over, yet they owe him mega money all the way through 2021 … if I’m the Steelers, I’m TANKING FOR TREVOR next year, though a bunch of teams probably will do the same.

  31. 2020 here we come Says:

    Dolphins didn’t want him because they’re in the middle of tanking the entire season

  32. teacherman777 Says:

    “the football gods are have”


    Check it.

  33. OBP Says:

    I’m pretty sure the reason TB isn’t with the Dolphins is because he could smell the stink from their trashfire organization a mile away and felt he’d be better off on a significantly better team as a back up with the Saints. As for Brees being injured this is a golden opportunity for us. If we beat the Giants (we have no excuse not to) we are set up nicely for our long road trip.

  34. Buc believer Says:

    BOO HOO I feel just SO bad for the Saints (NOT!!!!!) I have no problem with Breeze personally but I’m glad he is out for a while. Now that whiny little BEATCH Sean Peyton…. that’s another story!!!

  35. Buc believer Says:

    Brees damn typo

  36. SOEbuc Says:


    “The Bucs’ defense playing well without Devin White?”

    They need to put Devin White on the bench and learn for at least half the season and let Minter take over. He was great in TC and PS and had a hell of a game against Carolina. Cannot have the rookie White wearing the green dot. He might be a great leader, but it’s big boy football now and he’s been invisible on tackles.

  37. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    Thanks BUCS fans for keeping it classy.
    We are definately not celebrating the injury.
    Get better, Drew.

    This being said, it IS an opening.
    An unfortunate opportunity.
    This division is wide open, BUCS.
    TAKE iT.

  38. BigMacAttack Says:

    Surgery sucks. Ligaments don’t fully heal in six weeks. It’s his throwing hand and grip strength is everything. Brees will be out more than 6 weeks guaranteed. And are they really going to chance a barely healed throwing hand to the Legend? I don’t think so. 10-12 weeks, possible I.R. and depending on the outcome to a 40 year old QB it may be the end. But Brees is tough and determined but Father Time rarely loses a battle.

  39. BigMacAttack Says:

    The Saints getting hosed on the fumble TD return was priceless.

  40. orlbucfan Says:

    Drew Brees is a classy guy, but how old is he now? 40? He’s got more than plenty of coin, won awards (much deserved), SB (much deserved), will be a HOFamer–earned. So why is he still playing? Football is a rough game, and it is a young guy’s game.

  41. AceWigSplitta Says:

    Joe Bridgewater turned down the starting job in Miami to be a back up in the N.O. . Miami didn’t reject him he rejected them!

  42. Mike Johnson Says:

    Don’t mean nothin as far as our Bucs are concerned. You know our history. We been beat badly and have helped the leagues backup QB’s get new contracts by them beating us. Don’t think Bridgewater cannot beat us. He can and will if the Bucs don’t bring in. Anybody remember that Carolina backup who beat us repeatedly and looked like all world? Play hard Bucs! Brees will be back on the scene in no time soon.