Drew Brees 'impressed' with rookie QB Garrett Grayson

Garrett Grayson said he was like a "deer in headlights" when meeting Drew Brees. The New Orleans Saints' Pro Bowl quarterback in return has been "impressed" with the rookie signal-caller.

"It's always a process for a young quarterback coming into an NFL program, running a new offense, the speed of the game, just all the things that kind of come with jumping up to the next level," Brees said Monday, via the New Orleans Advocate. "Like I said, today was the first day I've been around him, so I can't say that I know him that well. But I've been impressed with what I've seen so far."

Prior to the draft, Brees said it was the Saints "prerogative" if they selected a quarterback in a high round. New Orleans snagged Grayson in the third round.

Some veteran quarterbacks would be miffed that an organization would use a high pick on a developmental backup instead of adding a piece to help win now. Brees isn't focused on Grayson being any sort of perceived threat.

"I'm worried about winning a championship," Brees said. "Trying to be the best player I can be, trying to be the leader that I can be, that applies to how can I help get the best out of everyone who is on the team."

The Saints believe Grayson -- who will likely be the No. 3 quarterback entering the season -- might eventually be Brees' heir apparent after learning under the Super Bowl MVP's tutelage.

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