For now, think of him as a property investment. Think of him as a savings bond. Think of him as a deferred payment. That jersey number he's thinking about? It ought to be 401k. You don't want to even think about him until he matures.
"I don't want to hold him back, and I don't want to rush him in. We are going to get him in here, and let him practice. I am married to him. ‘I told Luke, I'm not handing you anything. Worst-case scenario, I'm drafting a quarterback with the 19th pick.’ In my office with Luke McCown - we had this conversation. ‘The worst-case scenario for you is your Drew Brees if you become my starter and I have to trade you. But then I get value for you and you get value for yourself. Your Matt Cassel and your contract runs out and I trade you.' He's pretty jacked up, and so is Bryon. They see opportunity. This guy coming in is the franchise guy and the long-term answer. No doubt about it. If he forces his will on the opponent and becomes the best quarterback, there is a chance you will see him play [this year]." - Head Coach Raheem Morris on QB Josh Freeman playing this season and Luke McCown's potential future.