It looks like the Saints are considering Grayson to be a bust after drafting him in the 3rd in 2015. He has been relegated to the practice squad and the Saints have pulled a sneaky looking WW pickup this week in getting UDFA Joe Callahan from the Cheeseheads while the Saints have NO QB injuries forcing them to look at available options.
With Grayson looking like a flop the question is out there, who will succeed Brees when his arm falls off in the next 2/3 years??
Look no further than Callahan, he threw for an impressive 500 yards in 2 preseason games, scored 3 TDs and had 0 picks. He actually started 2 games too, he was not doing his damage in the 4th quarter v silly opposition. His senior year highlights are impressive as well, Callahan was a prolific passer at Wesley College, a Division III school in Dover, Del. The 23-year-old completed 64.2 percent of his passes for 12,878 yards and 130 touchdowns with 38 interceptions over his college career.
He threw for a remarkable 5,063 yards and 55 touchdowns during his senior season, and was just the second player in college football history to throw for more than 5,000 yards and 55 touchdowns in a single season. Former Hawaii quarterback Colt Brennan is the only other player to put up those single-season numbers.
Callahan was the first D-III quarterback to do so, and it earned him the Gagliardi Trophy, the D-III equivalent of the Heisman Trophy.
Callahan, whose full name is Francis Joseph, was born and raised in Absecon, N.J., where he was a standout player at Holy Spirit High School. He led his team to a state championship as a senior in 2010, throwing for 3,330 yards and 40 touchdowns during an undefeated season.
He’s considered a smart quarterback (6-1, 216 pounds) with a high football IQ, decent arm strength and good scrambling ability.
During a 62-59 loss to Mount Union in a Division III quarterfinal playoff game, Callahan set an NCAA record with 633 passing yards and eight touchdowns.
His highlight reel shows a good arm and RW like scrambling ability. By all accounts the Pack were trying to get him onto their practice squad to make room for DT Mike Pennel when the Saints nabbed him! With Rodgers being who he is this is no great loss for the Packers but absolutely an exciting, intriguing free pickup for the Saints future!!
JC’s Highlights Senior Year