Chase Daniel is Brees primary backup, but he has been shaky at best when replacing him in the lineup, completing only six passes for 45 yards in the regular season since entering the league as undrafted free agent in 2009.
But you can’t expect Daniel to post eye popping numbers on the rare occasions he actually see’s the field.
He has done enough in recent years that the Saints felt comfortable assigning him the top backup spot before the 2011 season. Daniel has beat out Patrick Ramsey, Joey Harrington, and Sean Canfield repeated times to land the top honor — the Saints like his mobility and accuracy.
But Daniel is headed for free agency, all be it of the restricted nature. That of course means the Saints can match any other team interested in Daniel to maintain his services if he is not re-signed before free agency starts.
New Orleans though may be looking to move in another directions as the team is meeting with former Packer and Bills quarterback Brian Brohm today.
The Saints are meeting with Brohm probably to get a closer look at the one time University of Louisville standout, but his visit is also two-fold because the Saints need a quarterback to throw to free agent wide receiver Randy Moss, who is also visiting with the Saints today.
Neither Brees or Daniel are currently under contract with the Saints, and according to the guidelines set forth in the CBA they cannot participate in team organized events without a contract.
Brohm was drafted by the Packers in the second round of the 2008 draft, but spent just a little over a season with the team behind Aaron Rodgers before being signed away from by Buffalo Bills — where he started two games in two seasons completing 27 of 52 passes for 252 yards and five interceptions
He played for the Las Vegas Locomotives in 2011 after the Bills cut him.
Meeting with Brohm is likely more out of necessity than anything for the Saints. They needed someone to throw to Moss, and he obviously was available to them.
At this point it would be a stretch to believe that the Saints won’t at least attempt to re-sign Daniel and let he and Sean Canfield once again duke it out for the backup spot. But if Brohm were to show well today it could be possible he is signed at least through training camp in the spirit of competition.