NEW ORLEANS – Saints quarterback Drew Brees will not play during Sunday’s game against the Carolina Panthers, coach Sean Payton said Friday.
Luke McCown will start in his place, Payton said.
The move comes as Brees nurses a bruised rotator cuff he suffered during last week’s game against Tampa Bay.
Brees has not missed a game since he started on Sept. 10, 2006, against the Cleveland Brown.
Payton on Friday said Brees and McCown have a lot of similarities, so the gameplan for Sunday will not be too different.