If record-setting, 13-year veteran Drew Brees misses any meaningful action this season, the next Saints quarterback in line could be a second-year pro without a single regular season snap to his name.

Ryan Griffin, signed last year as an undrafted rookie out of Tulane, is establishing himself as a serious contender to unseat 10-year veteran Luke McCown as Brees' primary backup.

And it does not appear that Griffin's relative lack of experience is much of a concern to coach Sean Payton.

Coach Sean Payton says Griffin's experience level is "not going to be a factor as to where we see him this season."

Griffin led three touchdown drives and another drive that ended in a field goal in the Saints' 26-24 preseason victory over St. Louis on Friday night.