Quarterback Patrick Ramsey was released by the New Orleans Saints late Friday night, and rookie quarterback Chase Daniel has landed a roster spot as Drew Brees’ backup for the defending Super Bowl Champions.
Daniel caught on fast in learning the offense of Sean Payton and had a great preseason, throwing for 369 yards and four touchdowns against three interceptions. Daniel completed 31 of 48 passes (64.6 percent).
Ramsey wasn’t all that bad, either. He completed 28 of 45 passes for 400 yards with a touchdown and an interception.
The move would indicated that the Saints like what they saw in Daniel and the potential he has to develop.
Daniel, 23, is eight years younger than Ramsey and will have plenty of time to grow under Payton and Brees’ tutelage.