In a report by WWL's Andrew Doak, Brittany Brees revealed via Instagram additional injuries her husband, Saints quarterback Drew Brees, had during the 2020 regular season.
Below is Brittany Brees' post in support of her husband, Drew Brees.
According to the Saints starting quarterback's wife, Brees had the following injuries:
- Torn Rotator Cuff (Shoulder)
- Torn Fascia (Foot)
- 11 Broken Ribs
- Collapsed Lung
On Sunday in New Orleans defeat to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Brees threw 19/24 passes for 134 yards, 1 TD, 3 INT, and 38.1 QBR. In 2020, Brees started 12 games, throwing 275 completions for 70.5% completion rate, 24 TD, 6 INT, for 2,942 yards. His record was 9-3 as New Orleans starting quarterback. Backup QB Taysom Hill was 3-1 while replacing Brees in the lineup while recovering from the 11 fractured ribs sustained in Week 10's victory against the San Francisco 49ers.
Brees struggled in the postseason's 30-20 loss to Tampa Bay. He has not thrown for three interceptions in a game since the 2016 season. Brittany Brees' social media posting provided insight into why Drew may have had problems passing downfield most of the season.
In addition to the shoulder injury affecting his passes, a torn plantar fascia negatively impacts a quarterback's ability to plant his feet on passes. Quarterbacks cannot generate the necessary torque to create distance on their throws.
New Orleans discovered Drew Brees had a partially torn plantar fascia injury after a 35-27 loss to the Detroit Lions on December 21, 2015. He would miss a road game in Carolina because of his injured foot.
During the 2020 offseason, Brees signed a contract with NBC Sports. Reports say he would begin to call football games with Mike Tirico and eventually move into the Sunday Night Football booth.