Drew Brees‘ doesn’t really get injured — minus that one horrible day at the end of his run in San Diego — but it’s nice to have a backup like Seneca Wallace. Chase Daniel‘s departure means the QB No. 2 spot has a void and Wallace has provided decent spot duty across the league this century, even starting 14 games with the Seattle Seahawks and seven games with the Cleveland Browns.
The New Orleans Saints are his next stop and Wallace is growing acquainted with the best offense he’s ever been around in camp.
“At this point, everybody know it’s his team,” Wallace said of Brees, via The New Orleans Times Picayune. “If I was the backup and anything was to happen to him, I need to be ready to lead this team. As a backup, you don’t want to let the team down.”
Wallace will battle Luke McCown and Ryan Griffin for the backup quarterback role and brings a great deal of mobility to the role. However, it’s Brees’ incredible sense of movement within the pocket that keeps him out of harm’s way plenty enough to stay on the field.
Even if Wallace does earn the No. 2 job, he’s likely to see as much regular-season playing time as last year, when he was cut by the Browns in training camp and spent the autumn out of football. Still, it’s hard not to appreciate just being around the array of weapons in Sean Payton‘s offense.
“You see it from the outside when you’re at home watching on TV, but now that I’m in it, you see the skill level of (Darren) Sproles and the Jimmy Grahams and everybody else,” Wallace said. “It’s up in your face. And you realize, man, these guys can play.”