Saints General Manager Mickey Loomis didn’t want to get into any of the particulars of the negotiations with Drew Brees.
But like everyone else involved in the process, he’s confident a deal will be reached before his quarterback becomes an unrestricted free agent.
Pat Shurmur got an up close and personal look at Sam Darnold during USC’s Pro Day on Wednesday, after the Giants met with the top quarterback prospect prior to his workout.
According to report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter , Darnold had dinner with the Giants on Monday and the Cleveland Browns on Tuesday.
However, the Giants might not get a chance at Darnold, as the Cleveland Browns own the No. 1 overall pick and could invest it in the Southern Cal. product and met with him as well.
It was awesome, Darnold said during an appearance on NFL Network of his meetings with the Browns, Giants, and Jets , who are the owners of the top-three picks in next month’s NFL Draft. Just being the best version of myself is what I strive for. I think I did a nice job of that today, and these past few days when I’ve been meeting with teams.
The one thing scouts need to learn about Darnold they won’t learn by him throwing against air.
He had 22 interceptions and 21 fumbles in 27 starts at USC.
In regards to turning the ball over, the No. 1 priority of a quarterback is to protect the football, Darnold said. I’m aware of that, and I’m aware how much I turn the ball over and that it’s not OK. I’ve been addressing it this offseason. I’ve been working on keeping two hands [on the ball] in the pocket at all times. The only time I let go of the ball is to throw it. That’s something I’ve really been working on. And also keeping it tight whenever I tuck it and run.Report: Handful of teams see Teddy Bridgewater as potential starter
The NFL hasn’t made anything official yet, but signs continue to point to quarterback Teddy Bridgewater becoming an unrestricted free agent on March 14 rather than having his contract with the Vikings toll for another season.