Reports: Saints QB Brees to start Sunday vs. Cardinals

Quarterback Drew Brees will start on Sunday when the New Orleans Saints host the Arizona Cardinals, multiple outlets reported Saturday.

The NFL’s all-time leader in passing yards has been sidelined since tearing a ligament in his right thumb in a Week 2 loss to the Los Angeles Rams on Sept. 15.

Brees, 40, was a limited participant in practice this week and was listed as questionable on the Saints’ injury report.

Head coach Sean Payton declined to reveal this week whether or not Brees would play, but the quarterback said Wednesday “that’s the plan.”

Teddy Bridgewater went 5-0 as the starter after replacing Brees, completing 67.7 percent of his passes for 1,370 yards with nine touchdowns and two interceptions this season.

Brees was 35-of-48 passing for 408 yards, two touchdowns and two picks before sustaining the injury, which required surgery to repair.

–Field Level Media (@FieldLevelMedia)