Saints: Backup QB plan

June, 5, 2012
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Assessing the Saints’ backup QB situation if Drew Brees is injured and misses time.

Assuming Brees’ contract situation gets resolved, Chase Daniel will step into the backup role. If there’s been one silver lining to a very difficult offseason for the Saints, it’s that Daniel has had a chance to get first-team reps in the offseason program. That’s great experience for a guy who has attempted only eight passes in three NFL seasons. Teammates and coaches say they’ve been impressed with how Daniel has handled the offense. Like Brees, he is undersized, but the Saints must like something about him because they’ve kept him around. The increased practice time can only make the Saints feel more comfortable about Daniel if he has to play. The Saints have a great supporting cast on offense, so Daniel could have some success if he is forced into action.

Confidence rating (out of 100) if Brees goes out for an extended period: 65

Pat Yasinskas | email

ESPN Tampa Bay Buccaneers reporter

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