Drew Brees played quite poorly Sunday as the Saints lost to the Buccaneers, and it might not have just been one bad game. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport says the Saints believe the 36-year-old quarterback could miss time with a shoulder injury.

Ed Werder reported that Brees’s ability to play depends on how his treatment goes.

After the loss, coach Sean Payton said that “one specific hit” had hurt Brees and “hindered him,” but wouldn’t identify the play. (NOLA.com made some guesses.) The hit probably occurred before Brees threw a terrible ball in the third quarter that turned into an easy pick by safety Chris Conte:

Should Brees miss any games, Luke McCown would take over at quarterback, and be as capable as a McCown can be. Beyond that, the Saints have a third-round rookie in former Colorado State signal caller Garrett Grayson.

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