Luke McCown QB NO 2 months ago

The Saints and McCown agreed to a two-year, $3 million contract Thursday, Tom Pelissero of USA Today reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

McCown was pressed into action in Week 3 due to an absent Drew Brees (foot), touching up the Panthers for 310 yards but no touchdowns and one interception. Thereafter, McCown completed his only other pass of the year before requiring season-ending back surgery in early November. With a deal in hand, the 35-year-old will continue to serve as insurance for Brees, who is two years McCown's senior.

Luke McCown QB NO 6 months ago

McCown won't play again this season following Tuesday's back surgery, Christopher Dabe of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

McCown was present on the injury report last week due to a lower back injury, but the severity wasn't clear until he was ruled out for an appearance in Week 9 on Friday. After an evaluation with a specialist Monday, surgery was announced for Tuesday, which will subsequently end his season. In his stead, the Saints will bring Matt Flynn into the fold to serve as Drew Brees' backup.

Luke McCown QB NO 6 months ago

McCown will undergo back surgery Tuesday, Katherine Terrell of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

While it's unknown if McCown's season is over, his availability in the short term is almost certainly in jeopardy, meaning the Saints could soon turn to Garrett Grayson as Drew Brees' primary backup. Once the procedure is complete, the team will likely release a timetable, if any, for his return.

Luke McCown QB NO 6 months ago

McCown will visit with a specialist on Monday to examine his injured back, and the injury could hold him out for the rest of the season, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

Competitive Edge Analysis

McCown has already been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Titans, though with Drew Brees healthy, he wasn't likely to get much playing time anyway. Rookie Garrett Grayson is expected to be the backup Sunday, and likely the rest of the season if McCown is ruled out.

Luke McCown QB NO 6 months ago

McCown (back) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Titans, NOLA.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

There hasn't been any indication that McCown's injury is overly serious, but Garrett Grayson will serve as the backup quarterback for at least one game. McCown filled in competently for Drew Brees back in Week 3, nearly leading the Saints to a win over the Panthers.

Luke McCown QB NO 7 months ago

McCown completed 31-of-38 passes for 310 yards and an interception Sunday against the Panthers.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Starting in place of the injured Drew Brees (shoulder), McCown completed 19 of his first 20 passes, but he was unable to find the end zone. His interception was costly in the fourth quarter, though it came on a fantastic play by Panthers cornerback Josh Norman. McCown connected with nine different receivers and hardly looked uncomfortable in the role. It remains unclear how long Brees will be sidelined, which means McCown could be back under center in Week 4 against the Cowboys.

Luke McCown QB NO 7 months ago1 Comment

McCown will fill in for Drew Brees (shoulder) on Sunday in Carolina, NOLA.com's Evan Woodberry reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The Saints are hopeful Brees will only miss the one game, so McCown's run as a starter may be short-lived. McCown hasn't started a game since 2011, and he'll be working with a shaky receiving corps against a tough defense.

Luke McCown QB NO 8 months ago

McCown completed 8-of-14 passes for 117 yards in Sunday's preseason game against the Texans.

Competitive Edge Analysis

His performance was hardly noteworthy, but it appears that McCown has done enough to earn the right to back up Drew Brees at quarterback to start 2015, as he played well ahead of him primary competition, Ryan Griffin. Absent an injury to Brees, however, McCown will have no fantasy value.

Luke McCown QB NO 1 year ago7 Comments

McCown re-signed with the Saints on Thursday, Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports reports.

McCown has been in the league for over a decade, but has attempted just once pass in the last three NFL seasons. He'll once again look to compete to be the primary backup of starter Drew Brees.

Luke McCown QB NO 2 years ago

McCown appears to be the clear-cut backup to Drew Brees at quarterback, reports the New Orleans Times-Picayune. McCown started Thursday's preseason finale against the Ravens, and in his lone drive of the night, he completed all four of his passes, including a three-yard touchdown pass to Travaris Cadet.

McCown is a 10-year NFL veteran, and apparently the Saints feel more comfortable with him as the backup than second-year pro Ryan Griffin in case anything were to happen to Brees.