New Orleans Saints: Finding a future franchise quarterback is paramount

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Any successful business has a stable management system, and in the NFL, contending for the Super Bowl starts with a proficient signal-caller, something the New Orleans Saints will need in 2020.

In 2006, the New Orleans Saints desperately needed to revive their organization in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and a (3-13) season in 2005.

The Saints moved on from 30-year-old quarterback Aaron Brooks, who had thrown 13 touchdowns to 17 interceptions.

New Orleans decided to acquire 27-year-old free-agent quarterback Drew Brees, who had just been released from the San Diego Chargers after suffering a career-alerting shoulder injury.

Brees transformed from an inconsistent and unproven passer in California to a Super Bowl XLIV MVP and first-ballot Hall of Famer in Louisiana.

Now at 41 years old, Brees’s career is nearing the end, even if he decided to play a few more seasons for the Black and Gold.

The front office should act like Brees has hung it up, no matter what his decision is this offseason, because this team has the talent to contend for a championship.

A capable successor to the quarterbacking throne is what maintains consistency for clubs.

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