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Saints sign quarterback Luke McCown

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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.

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18 Responses to “Saints sign quarterback Luke McCown”
  1. kingcarlbanks says: Jun 7, 2012 6:10 PM

    The McCown family, providing the NFL with mediocre Quarterback play. The Anti Mannings!

  2. pnut87 says: Jun 7, 2012 6:12 PM

    Drew Brees wants an explanation?

  3. 49erstim says: Jun 7, 2012 6:20 PM

    Luke McCown NEVER needs an explanation!…

  4. thegreatgabbert says: Jun 7, 2012 6:21 PM

    Saints are picking up ex Jaguars, McCown and Banyard. Things must be worst than we though down there.

  5. kenny3398 says: Jun 7, 2012 6:22 PM

    Its amazing how every article yall write about the saints is a negative one.Shame on pro football talk.Ive been to 2 mini camps myself this week and chase daniel is probably in the best shape and in his prime right now.he looked great both days and it upsets me that yall would write this article.Its not fair to him.Hes worked hard this off season.

  6. nfloracle says: Jun 7, 2012 6:25 PM

    The Saints, like the Japanese who continue to loiter over fixing the major problems at the Fukushima Daichi nuclear plant, seem to be determined to commit suicide. What is the matter with Benson and the GM. Get the deal done with Brees, for chrissake.

  7. illiniftw says: Jun 7, 2012 6:43 PM

    I wonder why they signed him over Josh. He didn’t look THAT bad for the Bears last year. I guess after watching Hanie a few games anybody would look good though…,

    -unrelated note- how did Hanie sign with the Broncos? Is having terrible backups a requirement to signing Manning?

  8. ironhawk says: Jun 7, 2012 6:55 PM

    “Its amazing how every article yall write about the saints is a negative one.Shame on pro football talk.Ive been to 2 mini camps myself this week and chase daniel is probably in the best shape and in his prime right now.he looked great both days and it upsets me that yall would write this article.Its not fair to him.Hes worked hard this off season.”

    It’s not a negative article at all. All he said was that there were reports Chase hadn’t played that well. Just because your opinion is different doesn’t mean the reports are wrong or non-existent.

  9. essentialsausage says: Jun 7, 2012 7:23 PM

    Why do the McCowns keep getting QB jobs in the NFL?

  10. joelvis72 says: Jun 7, 2012 7:52 PM

    Just the missing piece we need to overcome Bountygate and host Super Bowl XLVII. :)

  11. gotampabay52 says: Jun 7, 2012 9:00 PM

    Knock Brees out of the game and it will be a breeze to beat the aints

  12. cowboyscanada says: Jun 7, 2012 9:33 PM

    Saints are now the joke of the NFL

  13. strokeytheclown says: Jun 7, 2012 9:50 PM

    Could somebody tell me when the McCown boys were newsworthy?

  14. fakegregbrinda says: Jun 7, 2012 9:59 PM

    gotampabay52 says:
    Jun 7, 2012 9:00 PM
    Knock Brees out of the game and it will be a breeze to beat the aints

    Word on the street is that if you kill the head, the body’s dead.

  15. pantherpro says: Jun 7, 2012 11:00 PM

    Cam and the Panthers are going to crush the sorry Saints! Time to put the bags back on your heads!

  16. doug1grohlin says: Jun 7, 2012 11:48 PM

    illiniftw says: Jun 7, 2012 6:43 PM

    I wonder why they signed him over Josh. He didn’t look THAT bad for the Bears last year. I guess after watching Hanie a few games anybody would look good though…,

    -unrelated note- how did Hanie sign with the Broncos? Is having terrible backups a requirement to signing Manning?
    ————————————————————–
    Josh is with the Bears again this season.

  17. jerrysandusky1 says: Jun 8, 2012 2:25 AM

    Jon VIlma dropped 10k in cash on the table and proclaimed, “if Luke Mcown can complete one pass, ONE PASS, this is his.”

  18. jerrysandusky1 says: Jun 8, 2012 2:26 AM

    If it wasn’t for affirmative action guys like Luke Mcown and Matt Lienart wouldn’t have jobs.

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