The Advocate’s Nick Underhill strongly implied on a podcast last week before the Rams game that Drew Brees had some sort of undisclosed injury. Whatever injury he has wasn’t evident from the film but the deterioration in his mechanics beginning with the Dallas game strongly implies an injury as his first pass against the Eagles illustrated. This is not the first time this has happened, Drew Brees is a warrior who is tough enough to play with a knee needing surgery.
Worse for Brees was that four of his five offensive linemen were also hurt. That every one of them played through the pain is a testament to the pride they all take in their craft. It doesn’t make the loss to the Rams sting any less but it does explain why the offense faded in the last quarter of the season.
Sean Payton is notoriously secretive with player injuries. I imagine if Brees was hurt that news will officially bubble up sometime before the next training camp is done.