The New Orleans Saints are reportedly adding another quarterback to their roster ahead of training camp.
Former New York Giants quarterback Ryan Nassib is expected to sign with the Saints, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
Free agent QB Ryan Nassib is expected to sign with the #Saints, source said. They’ve always been high on him.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 12, 2017
The former fourth-round pick out of Syracuse spent his first four seasons in the league behind Eli Manning, and will likely compete with Saints quarterbacks Chase Daniel and Garrett Grayson for a spot on the team’s 53-man roster.
The Saints signed Daniel to a one-year deal in March and used a third-round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft to select Grayson.
Nassib, 27, threw just 10 regular season passes during his time in New York, but completed nine of those passes, including one touchdown. The 6-foot-2, 223-pound quarterback received high praise from Manning ahead of the 2016 season, saying “there’s no reason” he can’t be a starting quarterback.
The Saints are set with future Hall of Fame quarterback Drew Brees leading the offense in 2017, but know it’s only a matter of time before he decides to hang it up. The 38-year-old quarterback has shown no signs of slowing down, but brining in another quarterback with upside potential surely doesn’t hinder the franchise in the long run.