It's worth noting that Brees was very confident in his ability to play before the team's Week 3 against Carolina despite a shoulder injury. The team wound up making him sit out, and Brees wound up returning the following week.
Brees said the team had a "good plan" to manage the pain in his foot and that he does not want to miss the final two weeks. That's bad news for the Jaguars, who are heading to New Orleans Sunday with faint playoff hopes still alive.
"I want to play for my guys. Bottom line," Brees said.