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"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,...

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"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.