Zimmer on Brees: 'This Guy is Amazing'

October 22, 2018 05:34 PM

After beating rookie quarterbacks the last two weeks, the Vikings defense faces a tougher challenge on Sunday night - future Hall of Famer Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints.

Brees became the NFL's all-time leader in passing yards in week five, then threw his 500th career touchdown pass yesterday in a 24-23 win in Baltimore.

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"This guy is amazing. I’ve always thought when you talk about Hall of Fame quarterbacks, he’s going to be one, but he’s very cerebral, accurate," Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said on Monday. "He’s moving well in the pocket. I was watching tape today and I thought, “How old is this guy? I thought he was getting old.” He moves well in the pocket. He’s not really a runner, but he scrambles and usually to find guys open and he knows where to go with the football."

Brees could face a depleted Vikings secondary on Sunday night. Zimmer did not give an update on Xavier Rhodes' injury on Monday. Rhodes limped off the field in the 4th quarter of the Jets game with an ankle injury.

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