New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees sat out Sunday’s 27-22 loss to the Carolina Panthers with a rotator cuff injury and 398 career touchdowns. While Brees recovered, his New England Patriots counterpart Tom Brady threw his 400th touchdown pass — a mark that puts Brady in an elite and very small club. The 400 TD club has just four members right now — Brady, Peyton Manning, Dan Marino and Brett Favre. It will probably become a five-man club the very next game Drew Brees plays, but when?
NFL.com reports that Brees is a “long shot” to play for the Saints in Week 4 against the Dallas Cowboys, noting that his rotator cuff injury is a sprain, not just a bruise. But Brees told Cox Sports that “I plan and expect to start on Sunday,” though he confessed to being “day to day” this week and not knowing his “situation.” Either way — whether it’s Week 4 or whether it’ll have to wait until Week 5 — Brady, Manning & Co. should order up a fifth Club Chair — they’re going to need a new one at their little club for big touchdown passers. The Saints are 0-3 to start.