The New Orleans Saints are parting ways with a former third-round draft pick who some hoped would eventually be the heir to Drew Brees.
The Saints will release Garrett Grayson, according to a report from Pro Football Talk. Grayson was a third-round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft out of Colorado State.
Grayson was listed as the third-string quarterback behind veteran Luke McCown on New Orleans’ depth chart. He was drafted to potentially serve as a young project to develop behind Brees, but with Brees still playing good football at age 37, he probably wouldn’t have seen the field for at least a couple of years.
Speaking of Brees, the Saints are expected to reach a deal with their franchise quarterback at some point on Wednesday, according to a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Both sides have been locked in a bit of a stalemate, which could very well be his last NFL contract.
Brees has shown very few signs of slowing down. He threw for 4,870 yards and 32 touchdowns during his 15th professional season.
It’s uncertain whether New Orleans will add another quarterback to serve as the third-string, emergency option.