3 players the New Orleans Saints should consider signing

LANDOVER, MD - AUGUST 15: Jeff Driskel #6 of the Cincinnati Bengals scrambles from Austin Maloata #92 of the Washington Redskins during the second half of a preseason game at FedExField on August 15, 2019 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)
LANDOVER, MD - AUGUST 15: Jeff Driskel #6 of the Cincinnati Bengals scrambles from Austin Maloata #92 of the Washington Redskins during the second half of a preseason game at FedExField on August 15, 2019 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images) /
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QB Jeff Driskel

It wouldn’t shock anyone if the Saints signed a former Louisiana Tech standout. With ties to the area, former Bengals’ quarterback Jeff Driskel would be a perfect addition to the team’s practice squad.

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Driskel was drafted in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL Draft. Although he didn’t see his first on-field, meaningful snaps until 2018 with the Cincinnati Bengals. When the Bengals’ long-time quarterback Andy Dalton went down, Driskel stepped up.

Without AJ Green, Driskel struggled, winning just one game in five starters. Driskel failed to make the team after four-round draft pick Ryan Finley stepped onto the scene and dominated in the preseason.

However, Driskel, who threw for 4,000 yards his senior year, can play. In Cincinnati, he was void of weapons. With the Saints, any reasonable quarterback that’s comfortable in the pocket could thrive. Obviously not like Brees, but Driskel would be a solid practice squad addition.

He was cut from one of the league’s worst teams for a reason, but to be fair, that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have the ability to win at the highest level. He just doesn’t have the upside that the Bengals’ other options have.

The Saints need a QB on their practice squad. He’s that guy.

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