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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Drew Brees helped push his good buddy Luke McCown to national prominence in 2015 with the New Orleans Saints backup quarterback starring in a hilarious Verizon commercial. McCown proved to be quite the spokesman for the cellular company, one that ...

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Old 03-10-2016, 10:43 PM   #1
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Drew Brees helped push his good buddy Luke McCown to national prominence in 2015 with the New Orleans Saints backup quarterback starring in a hilarious Verizon commercial. McCown proved to be quite the spokesman for the cellular company, one that Brees heavily endorses.

A total coincidence shoved McCown into action for his day job after Brees sustained a right shoulder injury and only shortly after the commercial hit the airwaves. McCown didn't lead the Saints to a win against eventual NFC champion Carolina in Week 3. He certainly proved his value as Brees' backup, though.

That performance helped spur the Saints to re-sign McCown on Thursday evening. McCown agreed to a two-year deal worth a reported $3 million, including a $500,000 signing bonus.



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Old 03-10-2016, 11:08 PM   #2
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I like it. Super cheap and he proved last year that he is very capable of running the offense if needed. Good move.
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What no Matt Flynn?
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Solid but unspectacular move.
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smart move. one of the best backups in the NFL. vastly under rated. He is a tough guy.
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Much needed. GG would more than likely not been ready. Also serves as a safety net in case drew bolts or retires next year.
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I don't understand why we wasted a 3rd round pick on GG.
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That's a decent raise.
McCown is serviceable, but we are going to have to carry 3, and I would much rather have had GG further along than this. We don't exactly have an extra 1.8 mill lying around to pay a backup
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My boy Luke!
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I don't understand why we wasted a 3rd round pick on GG.
CYA brother. He may turn out to be a beast but why throw him in when he is not ready? Im sure he could be servicable. We don't want what happened to Denver to happen to us.
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