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I'm of the belief that an organization should select one quarterback in every draft (undrafted free agents would count also) until they are absolutely certain they have three quarterbacks they trust enough to go win them a football game.
Right now, I think the Saints are at about one and a half.
In steps Boise State's Kellen Moore—the winningest quarterback in college football history. What Moore lacks in prototypical passing traits, he makes up for with mental aptitude and leadership skills. Moore is just the kind of player Sean Payton made a point of bringing into New Orleans six seasons ago, and for the most part that formula has not changed.
Payton and this Saints team love left-handed quarterbacks as backups, and of course Moore fits that mold. Also, the addition of Moore could create an opportunity to trade Chase Daniel away if he’s able to blow away some scouts and personnel people—a la Matt Schaub or Matt Flynn.
Getting value for a backup is always a good practice for an organization. The Saints are learning how to do all these things successfully.