Drew Brees will be out against Carolina, Saints coach Sean Payton announced on Friday, with Sunday marking the first time that he’s missed a game due to injury in his time in New Orleans.
Brees has tried to throw in the mornings, but the velocity wasn’t there.
The decision became obvious on Friday, Payton said. Luke McCown will start, with Garrett Grayson serving as the backup.
Brees made progress as the week went along, but couldn’t get to the point where he could play.