Who will back up Drew Brees in New Orleans?
Brees has been durable and the offensive line played so well last year that he rarely was touched. Veteran backup Mark Brunell didn’t look especially good when he got to play late last season and there are strong rumblings the New York Jets will sign him just before training camp.
I’m not ruling out a Brunell return to New Orleans. But, at the very least, I think it’s safe to say the Saints will add a quarterback with some experience at some point. The only quarterbacks they have besides Brees are Chase Daniel and rookie Sean Canfield. The Saints like them both, but they’re viewed as projects.
This is too good a team to leave in the hands of an untested quarterback if anything happens to Brees. Due to the "final eight" rules, the Saints are rather limited in their ability to sign true unrestricted free agents.
They’ve had Patrick Ramsey and Josh McCown in for visits and could do something with one of them later. The Saints did a nice job of keeping their championship roster together and put some good patches on some need areas.
They’re pretty much set at every spot, except backup quarterback. They’re not done there yet. Sometime in the coming weeks, the Saints have to bring in a backup with some experience who can handle the team in case anything happens to Brees.