Tonight’s game against the Tennessee Titans in Nashville could be the game which ends the battle between veteran journeyman Patrick Ramsey and second year player Chase Daniel.
Despite Daniel’s strong showing against the Texans two weeks ago, Ramsey has an obvious edge because of his experience and the Saints will likely only carry two quarterbacks on the active roster.
However the chance exists, as slim as it is, that they both could end up on the final roster.
Rookie Sean Canfield, who was taken by the team in the seventh round of the NFL Draft earlier this month, was released earlier this week leaving only Daniel and Ramsey competing for the job.
Daniel is the fan favorite for the job and so far seems to have the slight edge on Ramsey being the younger of the two and the one more familiar with the Saints complicated offense.
The former Mizzou Tiger, who in 2007 was a Heisman Trophy finalist and was named Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year, was not drafted and was signed by the Washington Redskins as an undrafted free agent in 2009 but was cut later that year while the ‘Skins were making their final roster cuts.
However, Daniel was signed to the Saints’ practice squad the next day and was subsequently released and signed several times over the course of the season and spent time on the active roster as well as the practice squad but never saw any game time action with the Saints in 2009.
Ramsey however, is on the other end of the spectrum after being drafted 32nd overall in the 2002 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins where he shared time with Mark Brunell, who was Drew Brees’ backup last season.
Ramsey bounced around to several teams, including tonight’s opponent, the Tennessee Titans, as well as the New York Jets, which is where Brunell now is the backup to Mark Sanchez.
So who will it be, the promising young Chase Daniel with the terrific upside or the more experienced Patrick Ramsey with the big arm? After tonight’s game we will probably find out.
This article was written by Josh Joffrion, Keith Null and was sent in via email for publish on WDD.
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