Three quarterbacks the New Orleans Saints should strongly consider In 2020
It’s looking more and more like New Orleans Saints’ future Hall of Fame Drew Brees will hang the cleats up, as unfortunate as that is.
The New Orleans Saints have been very vocal about their faith in quarterback Taysom Hill, and it might be his time to shine.
There are a few intriguing quarterbacks out there that could be much cheaper and very effective players to help guide Taysom along the way or push him for that starting spot.
Number One: Andy Dalton
I know, it sounds awful, but Andy Dalton would bring a reliable veteran presence to the team to help mentor Taysom Hill as he transitions from literally an every position-type player into the starting quarterback of the New Orleans Saints.
Andy Dalton is under contract with the Bengals for one more year, but seeing how it’s inevitable that the Bengals will be drafting LSU signal-caller Joe Burrow number one overall, they will likely be shopping Dalton to a needy team.
Andy Dalton made $16 million in 2019, which is very cheap considering what it would cost to bring back Teddy Bridgewater or Drew Brees. The 32-year-old never had many talents around him in Cincinnati which is definitely a reason for his struggles.
Aside from AJ Green (who was often injured), Dalton really had no other reliable targets aside from Tyler Boyd his final healthy season. Putting Andy Dalton on a team with a good defense, great offensive line, solid running game, and having the best wide receiver in the NFL would turn his entire career around for the better.
Even in Cincinnati, Dalton was no slouch at the quarterback position. Dalton completed 62 percent of his passes for 31, 594 yards over nine seasons. During that span, Dalton also tossed 204 touchdowns and 118 interceptions to pair with his 21 career touchdowns on the ground.
His career passer rating of 87.5 would have ranked him above NFL Rookie of the Year Kyler Murray in 2019.
Andy Dalton has also been to three Pro Bowls so far in his career. Adding a veteran signal-caller like Andy Dalton to compete for the starting job alongside Taysom Hill would drive the level of competition in New Orleans and give Taysom a veteran to lean on.