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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; 35 is old for a NFL player yes Drew keeps himself in shape which is why i see him being a starter for the next 3 years.However odds are he we miss some games at 35-36-37 the body will not ...

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Old 08-16-2014, 08:38 AM   #11
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35 is old for a NFL player yes Drew keeps himself in shape which is why i see him being a starter for the next 3 years.However odds are he we miss some games at 35-36-37 the body will not heal as fast.Teams have spent lots of draft picks an see these players fall by the wayside.Luke is as good as some teams starters say the bottom 8 teams an to me he is in the top 8 nfl back up Qbs.Griffin is already an average 2nd Qb with the up side to be as good as luke by next season.Also kilgore is no bum do with him like team did with Canfield an Andy tanner on an off practice squad.Next year cut luke with Griffin no#2 an Kilgore on Practice Squad as 3rd Qb.But not this year an yes average is 16 to 24 nfl teams have 3Qb on 53 roster an the other 16 to 8 teams have 3rd Qb on practice squad.An yes a few teams have 3 on 53 roster an a 4th on practice squad.
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Old 08-16-2014, 08:57 AM   #12
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This is obviously the best QB situation the Saints have ever had. At this point I would have to believe the Saints will keep both backups. There is no way possible Griffin would ever make it to the practice squad, so he makes the team no matter what at this point. I see McCown either making the Saints or being traded. He is another if released would be picked up by another team quickly, so probably not a release and resign type of player.
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Old 08-16-2014, 09:25 AM   #13
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Griffin right now. That bomb to Morgan was a thing of beauty.
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Old 08-16-2014, 12:59 PM   #14
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Both have played great. If they don't keep both then I say trade Luke for a rd 6 pick. Everyone is always looking for a good backup. If they just cut Luke then someone will snatch him in a heart beat.
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Old 08-16-2014, 01:35 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by WhoDat!656 View Post
IMO, the only way the Saints keep 2 back-up QBs is if there is a concern over Brees' oblique injury not fully healed.
And I am thinking this. May be the case.
I am encouraged seeing them get all this extra work. While I don't think either QB is a legit starter in this league I do think if Brees went down for a few games Griffin or Luke could at the very least keep us respectable while Drew heals.
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Old 08-16-2014, 03:23 PM   #16
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Brees being injured, even though it seems minor, might make keeping 3 necessary. I hope not. I had rather keep Griffin, who's absolutely ready, and an extra S, WR, or OL player. I truly hope Kilgore will make the PS as well. The kid looks legit.
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Old 08-17-2014, 02:37 AM   #17
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Both have played great. If they don't keep both then I say trade Luke for a rd 6 pick. Everyone is always looking for a good backup. If they just cut Luke then someone will snatch him in a heart beat.
McCown is a lot more valuable to us than any other team because he's been in the offense for a couple years. If another team picked him up and just plopped him on the field he'd probably not look so great. For that reason I don't think anybody would trade anything for him. But I am sure he would be picked up very soon if we cut him.
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McCown did not look good vs the Titans. Too many off target passes.

Griffin has better accuracy and pocket awareness. He's even hung in and taken a few preseason licks to make plays.

Griffin over McCown.
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I'd want to move McCown for either a cornerback, or interior offensive linemen as I'm concerned with injuries we're seeing there...
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We've kept 3 before, seems smart to me. Both guys looked good tonite and together they make an insurance package the gecko would be jealous of.
The keeping of three last year was out of necessity because Griffin was going be signed off the practice squad by the Rams. He will not make the practice squad this year. Also he wouldn't make waivers if he were cut. So that option is out.

Smart money says to cut McCown in the final cut. The Saints will not have to guarantee his contract for the year if he's not on the roster for the 1st game. It's unlikely that a team will sign him to a free agent contract until some starting QB goes down. Keep him on speed dial if a issue arises.

Getting to the bottom line is that Luke McCown would be a starting QB in this league if he had the talent to do so. Griffin has so much upside that some team will try to tap him as a starting QB if they get the chance. And unfortunately the 3rd QB on the roster can really do nothing on the 53 man roster but hold a clipboard or be deactivated every week.

So give the slot to the 6th WR or the 4th TE or the extra safety that could be used on special teams. Make Griffin the #2 QB. He has clearly shown that he can handle the load if called.

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