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Retired NFL quarterback Drew Brees called on Texas Longhorns quarterback Quinn Ewers to re-enter the game Saturday as he faced No. 1 Alabama in the first quarter He was eliminated from the game due to an apparent shoulder injury.
In an Instagram post, Brees wrote: “If it’s AC United split… locker room, shoot it, wear it Buckle up and the shotgun will only fire for the rest of the game. You got this young buck!”
Alabama’s Dallas Turner landed heavily on Ules and was called for a rough pass. Ewers was replaced by Hudson Card and never returned to the game as Texas lost Bama’s field goal 20-19 with 10 seconds left. According to ESPN’s Pete Thamel, Texas State head coach Steve Sarkisian announced after the game that Ewers had a sprained collarbone and will undergo an MRI examination. Before the injury, Ules was terrific, completing 9 of 12 passes for 134 yards. Card completed 14 passes for 22 yards for 158 yards, touchdowns or interceptions at his position Zero, he led Texas to a go-ahead field goal with 1:29 left.
Brees seemed to imply in his post that Ewers should have cortisone injections, but it turned out to be a collarbone problem. Brees, 43, is widely regarded as one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history, And without a doubt the first vote in the Hall of Fame. Brees’ 13-time pro bowler in 20 seasons with San Diego Chargers and New Orleans Saints , two-time Offensive Player of the Year and 2009 Super Bowl champion and Super Bowl MVP. He ranks second in passing for 80,358 yards and 571 passing touchdowns. Brees hasn’t missed a lot of games in his career, playing 15 or 16 per game Season from 2004 to 2018. He missed five games in 2003 and 2019 and four in his final season in 2020. With a torn shoulder and other injuries in 2005, it’s unclear if Brees will be the same as before, but he was better than ever when he signed with the Saints in 2006.
Considering Brees’ shoulder problems early in his career, it’s fair to say that Jules is required to be in a potentially serious injury. It’s a poor performance to play under the circumstances.