New Orleans Saints: Top five positions the Saints must address in 2020

Ryan Ramczyk #71 of the New Orleans Saints (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
Ryan Ramczyk #71 of the New Orleans Saints (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) /
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(Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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Number Five: Quarterback

Bare with me on this one. The Saints currently do not have a quarterback on the roster.

Drew Brees, Teddy Bridgewater, and Taysom Hill are all set to become free agents. Drew Brees is expected to announce whether or not he is retiring in a month and that will alter literally everything I am about to write.

If Drew Brees returns, I expect the Saints to give him another two-year deal. If that happens, Teddy will likely depart to another organization to become the franchise quarterback everyone knows he can be.

Taysom Hill would likely be hit with a franchise tag or could take a hometown discount to stay in New Orleans. I think the Saints should pursue Marcus Mariota if Teddy decides to leave. Mariota is a proven passer, athletic quarterback who worked with very little in Tennessee in previous years.

Giving him an offense that consists of Michael Thomas, Alvin Kamara, and Jared Cook with a great offensive line would set Marcus up for success. He would also have a year or two to learn behind Drew Brees.

Some people don’t think the learning behind a veteran quarterback matters but it really does. Look at the transformation Teddy Bridgewater made, or look at Jimmy Garoppolo on the 49ers who spent several years behind Tom Brady.

Learning behind a veteran quarterback can completely change a man’s career. Mariota could also be used in a similar aspect that Taysom Hill is being used. Imagine Mariota, Hill, Kamara, and Michael Thomas all on the field at the same time.

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There’s no way a defense would know where the ball is going. Getting a quarterback in New Orleans this year is a must.