If anything couldn’t get worse for the Saints then you might reconsider. Brees has missed six OTA’s and has missed the mini camp due to the contract negotiations.
If there is any leader on the team that is not suspended and needs to show up it is Brees. He is not closer than before on signing anything, and there’s no rush being that he doesn’t have to sign before mini camps.
The New Orleans Saints are one of the first teams to start their mini camps which may mean they will be done with all workouts before Brees does sign.
What does this mean for the Panthers? Well as of right now they might not be going against Drew Brees, but it is early enough in the summer that Chase Danniel can get a good grasp on how to run things.
Fortunately, the Panthers do face the Saints the second game of the season at home, so hopefully whichever quarterback they decide to use, he will not be in good rhythm.
Linebacker Curtis Lofton said that even though Brees is gone they are going to continue to work hard and that even though Brees is gone the team feels closer for stepping up in his absence.
The team doesn’t feel worried about this whole situation but they don’t feel they can win the Super Bowl without him, and so does everybody else in the NFL.