Saints backup quarterbacks struggle at camp

By Philthy

Although the quarterback position is the most glamorous position in the NFL, it doesn’t appear that way to many free agents. With Drew Brees’ stranglehold on the starting position, few other quarterbacks in the league have interest in playing few, if any snaps during the season.

However, in the horrible event that Brees gets any kind of injury, the Saints need some kind of insurance policy behind him to ensure the Saints can continue to win games if he misses any kind of time. The Saints currently have three players in camp competing for the backup quarterback position: veteran Patrick Ramsey, second-year player Chase Daniel, and rookie Sean Canfield.

So far in camp, none of these players have particularly stood out and taken a lead in the competition for the backup. Ramsey was signed just days before the start of training camp and has looked rusty, as even coach Sean Payton has commented.

Daniel, who is in his second season with the team, has had some great moments and some forgettable moments in camp, but hasn’t really done anything so far to help him firmly secure a roster spot.

Canfield has looked like a rookie quarterback would be expected, and is probably looking at a spot on the practice squad, or on waivers, at the end of training camp.

Even though it isn’t the most sexy training camp battle, the backup quarterback spot is important on any roster, and the Saints need to hope that someone elevates their game in case anything (knock on wood), happens to Brees.

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