The Saints have come to terms with a quarterback, but it’s not Drew Brees. Instead, it’s Luke McCown, who signed a one-year contract with New Orleans today.
Amid reports that Chase Daniel hasn’t looked good running the first-string offense during offseason practices, it’s not surprising that the Saints would want to get another backup quarterback under contract, even as everyone in New Orleans hopes that Brees will get a deal done soon and that the Saints won’t need Daniel, McCown or any other quarterback at all in 2012.
McCown is entering his ninth NFL season and has played for the Browns, Buccaneers and Jaguars, with nine starts in his career. He has nine touchdown passes and 14 interceptions in his career and has never shown much promise, although it’s possible that he’d be a better option than Daniel.
The Saints also announced that they’ve signed rookie running back Joe Banyard to a three-year contract.