Brunell Looks Like the Front Runner in the Backup QB Battle

There’s lots of talk about the Saints backup QB spot, and Pro Football Weekly reports that it looks as if Mark Brunell is going to end up ahead of Joey Harrington when the battle will finally play out:

Saints head coach Sean Payton recently made a few ears perk up when he said Joey Harrington is pushing Mark Brunell to become Drew Brees’ primary backup, but sources in New Orleans say Brunell is expected to retain his spot at No. 2 on the depth chart.

For the limited amount of time that OTAs and minicamp were open to the media, observers said Harrington was holding on to the ball too long, a problem that has followed him throughout his career, and some say he appeared to be regressing. Brunell, who will turn 39 in September, is an elder statesman but still would be the likely starter if Brees had to miss a game or two.

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