Aug 27, 2007

Last Man Standing

For the past few months, the Saints #3 QB job was up in the air, but now it looks like the last man standing is rookie Tyler Palko. Youngsters Matt Baker and Jason Fife were in competition with Palko for a roster spot, but with Baker and Fife's recent cuts, it looks like the job is going to the southpaw QB from Pittsburgh. It also looks like Palko will get extensive playing time in the Saints final preseason game, along with #2 QB Jamie Martin. This will likely determine if the Saints go with two QBs on the active roster or three. For most of last season, they went with two with Fife on the practice squad, but they might not want to risk putting Palko on waivers. Unless someone else is cut by another team that the Saints have their eyes on, Tyler Palko will be groomed for the season and we'll see if he can move up to backup QB during next year's training camp.

In the Gulf Coast Offense poll, Palko received 82% of the votes, while Fife received 11% and Baker only got 5%. So it looks like Saints fans also wanted Palko on the roster.

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