I knew you were going to try to pull out a little technicality other than admit you're wrong. So they have a guy that they took as a POTENTIAL replacement, but he was undrafted so suddenly you're right on a technicality? What a joke, they have been talking about taking that guy almost a year before draft, even look at his multiple visits pre draft and Brees comments. As for playbook, maybe you missed one of the big reasons they like him:
Griffin, an undrafted rookie free agent out of Tulane, went 32-of-59 for 380 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in the preseason with the Saints. New Orleans waived him on Aug. 31, opting for Luke McCown to back up starter Drew Brees. The Saints then added Griffin to the practice squad the next day.
Had he signed with the Rams, Griffin might’ve been able to immediately compete for playing time.
But Griffin may have chosen to stay in New Orleans to learn from Brees in an offense similar to the one he ran at Tulane under coach Curtis Johnson. Johnson was the Saints’ wide receivers coach from 2006 to 2011.
They were running a simplified version of same offense under one of Payton coaches that left to be HC at Tulane that has turned that program around.
Funny how you're a guy who loves to try to prove people wrong factually, and I proved you wrong factually, and you're still trying to weasel your way out of defeat.
I don't give a good rat's ass who coached him then, who coaches him now, or who will coach him in the future. Until he has a sample size in the NFL to draw real comparisons from, what his potential could or couldn't be means absolutely nothing.
Moreover, with Brees' silly contract, how likely is it that Griffin will stick around if he's as good as you think he is? What if the Rams, Browns, Jags, or someone else who badly needs a new quarterback offers a trade Payton can't resist? See, this is another hypothetical potential situation that no one can predict.