Drew Brees on the clock after Saints select Garrett Grayson

There will be no escaping the topic of the New Orleans Saints preparing for life after Drew Brees anymore. All eyes will be on Colorado State quarterback Garrett Grayson.

The Saints flipped the hourglass on Brees by drafting Grayson with the team's first third-round pick at No. 75 overall Friday night. This is the highest pick for a quarterback by the Saints since Archie Manning in 1971.

There's no denying the Saints drafted Grayson with some intention of exploring the option of having the 2014 Mountain West offensive player of the year following in the footsteps of Brees.

When will the sand drop completely from the top?

The most tangible possibility stands after the 2016 season when Brees' contract expires. Brees will turn 38 in Jan. 2017.

On another note, Luke McCown and Ryan Griffin are also officially on the clock with the sand dropping probably no later than the end of training camp.

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