The New Orleans Saints have settled on their backup quarterback, and it's not Seneca Wallace.
The Saints released Wallace on Monday, ending his return to the NFL (he was not on a roster in 2012). Luke McCown will be Drew Brees' backup quarterback, with undrafted rookie Ryan Griffin from Tulane looking like the No. 3 option. But it's possible that Griffin will be carried on the practice squad.
Wallace's only preseason outing came on Friday. It included two sacks, an interception and a lost fumble in just eight drop backs. McCown earned the backup job with a solid camp; he was Matt Ryan's backup on the Atlanta Falcons last season.
It's fair to say the drop-off from Brees to McCown is enormous. But it's also fair to say that's true for nearly every top-shelf quarterback in the league and his backup.