Who's going to be our backup QB? (2 Viewers)

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Since Taysom can't do what he does as the backup QB, who do yall think will be our backup?

Will we sign a veteran FA, draft a rookie, let Taysom be number 2 and shut him down, or let him be number 2 and roll the dice and let him play his game?
 

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Flacco wouldn’t be a bad option, the more veterans and post season experience the better we are off.
 

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Flacco is straight garbage and has been for years, living off his dreamlike 2012 playoff run, which seems like ancient history now. Winston may be the dumbest QB in the NFL. Lick your W, steal some crab legs and sucker punch defenders. This is who ya'll want?? This thread has me very concerned.

Just get a nobody guy to hold the clipboard that has some athleticism. Let Brees and Hill split more snaps...and if Brees gets hurt, transition the offense to Hill. Save the cap space.
 
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Question is will Saints have to trade up to move into the second round to get Hurts? No way we use our first (24th) on him.
Hell, he could be around in the third from some of what I've heard from talking heads.
 

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I disagree here meily... There aren’t other players like Taysom Hill. He’s extremely unique.
Until Taysom Hill is the full-time starting QB, the Saints would be doing themselves a disservice by having him hold a clipboard on the sideline.
Hill was the best player on the field in the Vikings playoff loss, and he’s a weapon on the offense.

I hear you. but if he is better as a swiss army knife player than a QB who is one injury away of seeing the field (holding a clipboard as you described it) then we made a terrible decision by keeping Taysom and letting Bridgewater go.
 

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I hear you. but if he is better as a swiss army knife player than a QB who is one injury away of seeing the field (holding a clipboard as you described it) then we made a terrible decision by keeping Taysom and letting Bridgewater go.
I just think the Saints would be better served by keeping Taysom in the “Swiss Army Knife” role until he’s the starting QB, than taking out of the offense to protect him “in the event” that something happens and Brees can’t play.

Let Taysom do what Taysom does... If something happens, then the “other” QB plays out the rest of that game and then Taysom takes over in subsequent weeks. Should the situation develop where both Brees and Taysom cannot play QB, then they still have their journeyman vet to step in.
 

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Probably wait till after the draft just in case one Sean really likes doesn’t fall to us. We will likely have a 40+ and 30+ year old QBs on the roster, so a young rookie that can eventually compete with Taysom is the likely way to go. Then if we don’t get one in the draft then we look at the free agents. I mean that’s what I would do.
 

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I thought @Swimmer was trying out for the position? Or was that #2 WR before we got ES?
 

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A name that isn't as exciting to most fans, but that I'd think would be a better fit, is Mike Glennon. We considered taking him instead of Terron Armstead when Tampa took Glennon two picks before us.


Glennon was recommended to Payton by his college coach, who is a friend of Payton's. He's got prototypical size for the position and a good arm. He's young enough, even at 30, to still have a little upside as a quarterback.

He's been solid with the exception of Chicago; and we're starting to see that the problems in Chicago run way deeper than personnel.

Glennon should come cheaply, having been a backup for two lesser teams the two previous years. And he's good enough to be a respectable backup, yet probably wouldn't come across as threatening to Taysom Hill, with a need to re-sign him to a long term deal coming up.

My guess is, Glennon or not, we are waiting to see restricted free agency play out with Hill (by the way, the deadline is April 17). If, as expected, we keep Hill, then we'll pick up a cheap backup. If we do end up losing him, then the door and the cap space open to plop a Teddy 2018 contract towards one of the big name backups.
 

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A name that isn't as exciting to most fans, but that I'd think would be a better fit, is Mike Glennon. We considered taking him instead of Terron Armstead when Tampa took Glennon two picks before us.


Glennon was recommended to Payton by his college coach, who is a friend of Payton's. He's got prototypical size for the position and a good arm. He's young enough, even at 30, to still have a little upside as a quarterback.

He's been solid with the exception of Chicago; and we're starting to see that the problems in Chicago run way deeper than personnel.

Glennon should come cheaply, having been a backup for two lesser teams the two previous years. And he's good enough to be a respectable backup, yet probably wouldn't come across as threatening to Taysom Hill, with a need to re-sign him to a long term deal coming up.

My guess is, Glennon or not, we are waiting to see restricted free agency play out with Hill (by the way, the deadline is April 17). If, as expected, we keep Hill, then we'll pick up a cheap backup. If we do end up losing him, then the door and the cap space open to plop a Teddy 2018 contract towards one of the big name backups.
You mean the Mike Glennon, the 6'7" QB who has been a failure everywhere he has played? Surely not that Mike Glennon.
 

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Josh Rosen seems to lack that dog-type mentality. I wouldn’t want the Saints to waste a draft pick on that guy.
 

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LOL say what you will but we could sign him and let him beat Brady twice haha. He has already done that in the SuperBowl.
Eli Manning didn't beat TB12 twice in Superbowls. The Giants' front 4 did that.

Just like his older brother Peyton didn't beat Cam Newton and Carolina. Von Miller and the Bronco D did that.
 

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Eli Manning didn't beat TB12 twice in Superbowls. The Giants' front 4 did that.

Just like his older brother Peyton didn't beat Cam Newton and Carolina. Von Miller and the Bronco D did that.
True but who always gets the praise and always gets the blame in wins and losses.
 

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Payton was just on WWL. He said Taysom will be our #2 this year. He’s going to see increased snaps at QB but at other positions as well...so we will need to look at adding another QB.
 

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