Quarterback J.T. Barrett impresses at Saints rookie minicamp - FOX 8, WVUE, fox8live.com, weather, app, news, saints

Quarterback J.T. Barrett impresses at Saints rookie minicamp

Sean Payton spoke highly of J.T. Barrett's performance this weekend. (Photo by Brett Duke, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune) Sean Payton spoke highly of J.T. Barrett's performance this weekend. (Photo by Brett Duke, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)
(WVUE) -

For quarterback J.T. Barrett, not hearing his name called on draft day was tough, but he quickly got over it.

"I guess I was down but it was kind of like I didn't get picked," Barrett told reporters." So, it was outside of my control is the best way to put it. So, I guess I didn't dwell on it too long. I did have calls, fortunately go to play places."

One being New Orleans. And the Big Ten's all-time leader touchdown passes jumped at the chance to work with one of the best offensive minds and quarterbacks in the NFL.

" From afar, I love the saints organization. How they run things is top level, top notch, high end of the NFL when you talk about the Saints."

His first on-field work came this weekend at rookie mini camp and his head coach liked what he saw.

"There is a leadership presence about him," Payton said. "He is an athlete. He has played a lot of competitive football and he has handled this camp very well. (he has) a lot of the things that you look for in that position. He was certainly worthy of being drafted and he has done a good job here."


Copyright 2018 WVUE. All rights reserved.

  • SportsMore>>

  • Ole Miss overwhelms LSU 9-1 for first SEC title since 2006

    Ole Miss overwhelms LSU 9-1 for first SEC title since 2006

    Sunday, May 27 2018 6:42 PM EDT2018-05-27 22:42:06 GMT
    Tim Rowe and Michael Fitzsimmons hit two-run homers and Nick Fortes went 4 for 4 to lead Mississippi to a 9-1 victory over LSU on Sunday in the Southeastern Conference Tournament championship game.more>>
    Tim Rowe and Michael Fitzsimmons hit two-run homers and Nick Fortes went 4 for 4 to lead Mississippi to a 9-1 victory over LSU on Sunday in the Southeastern Conference Tournament championship game.more>>
  • Vegas says LSU wins 7 games; Tulane doesn't make a bowl game

    Vegas says LSU wins 7 games; Tulane doesn't make a bowl game

    Vegas put LSU's win total at seven games. Source: Mark LaGrangeVegas put LSU's win total at seven games. Source: Mark LaGrange
    Vegas put LSU's win total at seven games. Source: Mark LaGrangeVegas put LSU's win total at seven games. Source: Mark LaGrange
    The college football season starts in less than a 100 days, but Vegas already is weighing in on how the 2018 season  will play out. College football win totals from Vegas are out. #LSU over/under on wins in 7. I say they get more than 7. #Tulane is at 5.5 wins, I say the Wave get 6. Least shocking, they have #Alabama at 11 wins. The Tide will be in contention for a national title with Tua at QB. pic.twitter.com/rqCcr7wC3H — Garland Gillen (@garlandgillen) May 27, 2018 ...more>>
    The college football season starts in less than a 100 days, but Vegas already is weighing in on how the 2018 season  will play out. College football win totals from Vegas are out. #LSU over/under on wins in 7. I say they get more than 7. #Tulane is at 5.5 wins, I say the Wave get 6. Least shocking, they have #Alabama at 11 wins. The Tide will be in contention for a national title with Tua at QB. pic.twitter.com/rqCcr7wC3H — Garland Gillen (@garlandgillen) May 27, 2018 ...more>>
  • Privateers' season ends in Southland championship game

    Privateers' season ends in Southland championship game

    UNO ended their season at 29-32. Source: Nola.comUNO ended their season at 29-32. Source: Nola.com

    UNO's run for a Southland Conference tourney title came up short, losing to Northwestern State, 7-5, in the championship game. 

    more>>

    UNO's run for a Southland Conference tourney title came up short, losing to Northwestern State, 7-5, in the championship game. 

    more>>
Powered by Frankly