Predicting the fate of the top 5 New Orleans Saints free agents

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - JANUARY 05: Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints stands on the field during the NFC Wild Card Playoff game against the Minnesota Vikings at Mercedes Benz Superdome on January 05, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - JANUARY 05: Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints stands on the field during the NFC Wild Card Playoff game against the Minnesota Vikings at Mercedes Benz Superdome on January 05, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images) /
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QB, Taysom Hill

Taysom Hill has been one of the biggest talking points for the New Orleans Saints this offseason outside of Drew Brees. Hill wants his chance to be a starting quarterback in the league, even if it takes him from the Saints.

However, Hill is not an unrestricted free agent — he is restricted. Therefore, if a team wants to offer Hill a contract, first of all, the Saints have the right to match that contract to keep Taysom Hill in New Orleans.

But that is not all, Hill will most likely be a first-round pick tender. That means that if a team gives Hill a qualifying offer that the Saints don’t want to match, the Saints will get that team’s first-round pick in exchange for them signing Hill.

I think that the New Orleans Saints would match the offer anyway as long as it is a reasonable offer. However, I don’t think many teams will be interested in Hill for the loss of a first-round pick, especially to be their starting quarterback.

2020 team: New Orleans Saints

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