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Saints fill in at backup QB with Luke McCown

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If you’re looking for a backup quarterback, today’s the day, they’re going fast.

Luke McCown has signed a one-year deal with the Saints, according to his agent, Mike McCartney.

The Saints only had one quarterback on the roster (some guy named Drew Brees) after backup Chase Daniel left for Kansas City,

McCown was with the Saints in training camp, but spent the regular season with the Falcons last year. He hasn’t thrown a pass in the NFL since starting a pair of games for the Jaguars in 2011.

His brother Josh McCown signed with the Bears Friday, making it a good weekend for the first family of backup quarterbacks.

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16 Responses to “Saints fill in at backup QB with Luke McCown”
  1. hutch119 says: Apr 1, 2013 3:18 PM

    Trying to get a little Falcons insight are we Sean??

  2. blackandbluedivision says: Apr 1, 2013 3:18 PM

    how do these guys still have a job?

  3. mattyice211 says: Apr 1, 2013 3:31 PM

    I would say he’s a solid backup, but he never attempted a pass last year… Dominique Davis was a stud in preseason, so no loss here for the Falcons.

  4. goodellgate says: Apr 1, 2013 3:46 PM

    ***Trying to get a little Falcons insight are we Sean??***

    No need for that. Sean already knows that Ryan is gonna choke during the POs.

    Everybody knows in fact.

  5. chuckdizzlewhut says: Apr 1, 2013 3:46 PM

    I don’t think Sean needs insight on the Falcons. He has a 10-2 record against the dirty birds. If anything, the article alludes to the Falcons using McCown in such a way in the previous year.

    Anyway, this brings me to my main point: Mike Smith is a no talent ass clown.

  6. wrenches2pipes says: Apr 1, 2013 3:47 PM

    The Hasselbecks will always be the first family of backup quarterbacks!!

  7. 504in860 says: Apr 1, 2013 3:47 PM

    hutch119 says: Apr 1, 2013 3:18 PM

    Trying to get a little Falcons insight are we Sean??
    _________________________________

    Wasn’t he with the Saints last season before signing with the Falcons?

  8. ghlatty says: Apr 1, 2013 3:52 PM

    May sound crazy, but with more run option QBs in the league, I thought Vince Young would have been a good add. Well, in Sean we trust and we probably don’t need any more drama.

  9. jiminthebay says: Apr 1, 2013 4:21 PM

    saints sign clipboard to back up brees ?

  10. cbh54 says: Apr 1, 2013 4:27 PM

    Necessary sign until Colt Mccoy becomes available.

  11. saints4life57 says: Apr 1, 2013 4:39 PM

    Good lord I hope Brees doesn’t go down! Ahh we can always direct snap to the 25 RB’s we have!

  12. mogogo1 says: Apr 1, 2013 4:55 PM

    Nice work if you can get it. Most backups eventually have to play, but Luke is perfecting not even having to do that! No passes since 2011!?

  13. prmpft says: Apr 1, 2013 5:25 PM

    it really doesn’t matter who it is – if Brees goes down WE ARE SCREWED!

  14. mrcogburn says: Apr 1, 2013 10:10 PM

    I think I speak for the majority of NFL Nation when I say it is good to see the Saints slipping back into mediocrity and irrelevance. It’s is as it should be.

  15. spedman24 says: Apr 1, 2013 10:42 PM

    If Brees gets hurt or dies — NO is done

  16. ashleypou says: Apr 4, 2013 12:19 AM

    Saints must have money to waste. They could probably do just as good by signing someone from the college ranks as a backup and save money or they could have just given Daniels a bit more to keep him, which would have been the smart thing. Only problem with that is Daniels was probably looking for a place that he would have a chance to start.

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