Originally Posted by kepp
So what is the reason? Is it that he tore it up in college? Or maybe that he won the Saints' backup job over legit competition. No? Perhaps the fact that he's been one of the most productive preseason QBs for the last several years? Those are all good reasons I suppose.
I don't think anyone is saying he is Brady or Manning, but he has done good enough to be given a shot, IMO. He's definitely better than the backup we've had...and our last starter.
Because we don't know shit about him and give him a contract that doesn't reflect that. By all means assume he's more than Tyler Palko, but nobody ****ing knows that yet. Palko didn't suck total dogshit in the preseason, either. Not like he did in the regular season.
In the meantime, it totally removes the incentive to draft a real QB like Geno or Barkley if they're just going to sit behind Chase ****ing Daniel. It would wind up being a training camp battle, and if Daniel lost, that contract would get him cut.
And apart from that, even if he isn't Palko (very likely) he's no Russell Wilson. This is absolutely a case were height IS a breaking disadvantage, since he has neither the armstrength nor the brain of Brees, Wilson, or even Flutie.
It's a pretty good chance that we got an ehhh okay backup. There's a significant possibility, however, that he's Tyler Palko bad. Some investment.