Saints quarterback Drew Brees says he is going to play against Jacksonville.

Brees, who did not practice on Thursday, has every intention of playing, and after being pressed, doubled down on it.

The Saints quarterback has a Grade 2 tear of the plantar fascia near his heel, and after talking to teammates and other players around the league, Brees’ injury is fairly unique.

The key, Brees said, is “calming the injury down” and getting ready to play.