New Orleans Saints: How to solve the team’s quarterback conundrum
The New Orleans Saints have three capable quarterbacks up for new contracts. What should they do to continue dominating the NFC South?
With the 2019 season almost at an end, all but the remaining teams have done their postseason team evaluations, graded their current players, and begun making notes for next season. Unfortunately, the New Orleans Saints are in that number.
This will be one of the more interesting offseasons for the Saints. There are a lot of questions to be answered and there are a lot of decisions to be made not only for this coming season but for the next few years.
Great wealth brings many new problems. The Saints may never have had a three year stretch with so many solid draft picks.
The issue is that when their rookie deals are up, they have to get paid. So the Saints are looking at a near future with a lot of guys looking for paydays. Some will get them here; some may have to get them elsewhere.
It’s the nature of the beast.
That makes it even more disappointing that the Saints didn’t get to capitalize on their success, particularly last season, with so many talented players on small money deals. There are no hard, fast answers. Even the Saints don’t know at this moment what the full future holds.
So free agency and the draft will again be tremendously important. The first order of business will be to see who stays and who goes. And at no other position will this be more hotly debated than quarterback.
The Saints have ZERO QBs under a 2020 contract at this point. The reality is it will be very difficult to tender all three of our QBs their market value. So the Saints have hit a very tough crossroads with regards to them.
Let’s look at what each could bring and determine an ideal verdict.