Could the New Orleans Saints realistically trade up to draft Alabama superstar quarterback Tua Tagovailoa in the 2020 NFL Draft?
The New Orleans Saints are up against a tough predicament. Going into the 2020 NFL season, out of the three stand-out quarterbacks they had in 2019, zero of them are under contract for the 2020 season, leaving the Saints virtually quarterback-less.
For over a decade, Drew Brees has been the starting quarterback for the New Orleans Saints. Even though his contract is up and he is an unrestricted free agent, I can not see him leaving the black and gold at any point. He will most likely be the returning starter next year.
After the season that Teddy Bridgewater had filling in for injured Drew Brees, Bridgewater is bound to seek over $20 million a year. That is a number that the New Orleans Saints simply can’t afford for a backup quarterback.
The third-string quarterback, running back, tight end, wide receiver, and special teams player Taysom Hill is also a free agent, but he is a restricted one. However, after the showing Hill put on this year, there could be a team willing to offer him more than the Saints are.
In a doomsday scenario, the New Orleans Saints are left going into 2020 without a quarterback at all. In a perfect scenario, the Saints keep Brees and put a young quarterback he can mentor behind him. Tua Tagovailoa could be that player.
Here are three teams the New Orleans Saints could trade with to get Tua in the draft.