New Orleans Saints: An individual look at each free agent’s re-signing chances

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - JANUARY 05: Vonn Bell #24 of the New Orleans Saints runs towards the end zone after picking up a loose ball during the fourth quarter against the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Wild Card Playoff game at Mercedes Benz Superdome on January 05, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The runner's knee was ruled down and the play was reversed upon further review. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - JANUARY 05: Vonn Bell #24 of the New Orleans Saints runs towards the end zone after picking up a loose ball during the fourth quarter against the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Wild Card Playoff game at Mercedes Benz Superdome on January 05, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The runner's knee was ruled down and the play was reversed upon further review. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) /
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Drew Brees, QB: One of the greatest quarterbacks in the history of the NFL, Drew Brees had a very interesting season, to say the least.

He started the season off with a fantastic performance against the Houston Texans on Monday Night Football, marching the Saints down the field TWICE in the final two minutes to win on a last-second field goal.

He was then injured in the next game against the Rams, tearing a ligament in his thumb that caused him to miss the next five weeks. He then came back to finish 8-3 as a starter, leading the high flying Saints offense to an average of 40 points a game in the last four weeks going into the Playoffs.

But as good as he looked in the final weeks, Brees played his worst against the Vikings when it mattered the most.

I’ve seen a lot of fans calling for the Saints to move on from the legendary quarterback. Brees’ two turnovers were definitely inexcusable, but the Saints as a whole came out extremely flat and never picked it up, especially the offensive line which was indisputably the most disappointing performance of the game.

Overall, I don’t see much drop off at all from Brees and it’d be unfair to base his entire season off of one game.

In my opinion, he can still be a great quarterback in this league for at least another year. Now it’s up to the Saints to get him some help (a legit number two wide receiver and an upgrade at left guard) so Brees can enjoy that second Super Bowl win that he deserves.

Taysom Hill, QB: A RFA, I wasn’t sure what to classify Hill as since he basically plays EVERY POSITION on the field. He is so important to the Saints in so many ways that I can’t see a scenario where they don’t re-sign him.

I can’t say enough good things about Hill. He’s just a fantastic football player and the Saints need to take care of him for all he has done for them this offseason.

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