Afterward, coach Sean Payton made it clear that Colorado State's Garrett Grayson was the only passer the team had eyes for.
"This was the one," Payton said, per The Times-Picayune. "If he wasn't available, we probably would have gone without drafting a quarterback."
He looms as a fit, with NFL Media's Mike Mayock comparing Grayson's game to Drew Brees. Payton, though, emphasized that New Orleans isn't contemplating the end of the veteran's NFL career, saying of the 36-year-old Brees: "We love our starter."
By the time Brees is ready to hang it up, Grayson should be ready to go. Payton is a good coach and Grayson should develop while he waits for playing time.