New Orleans Saints are QB U of the NFL
The old adage use to be if you had two quarterbacks, then you didn’t really have one. The New Orleans Saints seem to have a utopia of quarterbacks.
When the New Orleans Saints have film study in the quarterback room this upcoming season, one may have to take a step back, look around, and say this may be the most talented group in the league.
While we know for sure who presently will be the signal-caller, the future seems not too sure. At any rate, having a viable contingency plan almost seems like a must these days.
The Saints learned the hard way as they watched future Hall of Famer Drew Brees suffer a right thumb injury in just the second game of the season last year. Brees would go on to miss the next five weeks.
For most teams, losing their top signal-caller would be a death-blow. However, because the Saints had quality backup depth and a guy they trusted in Teddy Bridgewater, they were able to go a perfect 5-0 without Brees at the helm.
While the Saints hope not to have Brees miss any time this year, one could make the case that the Saints have the best backup quarterback in the NFL currently.
While people are quick to point out the turnover issues Jameis Winston has had in the past, his positive production has been off the charts as well. Winston came into the league as the No. 1 overall pick in 2015.
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His rookie season did not disappoint.
Not only did he make the Pro Bowl in his rookie season, but he became just the third rookie quarterback ever to throw for over 4,000 yards in a season. He followed that up with another 4,000-yard season his sophomore campaign, all while throwing for 28 touchdowns that year.
This past season, he amassed over 5,000 yards passing and 33 touchdowns. Yes, the turnovers are definitely an issue, but when has he been around a tutor such as Drew Brees to guide him in his decision-making?
We are not even mentioning the Swiss army knife known as Taysom Hill who may eventually end up being the Saints signal-caller of the future. Coach Payton seems enamored with Hill because of his versatility and willingness to play multiple positions throughout the course of a game.
Hill, for his part, still sees himself as a quarterback in this league, and Payton has been on record as saying Hill will have the opportunity to compete for the backup role while Brees is still playing.
The New Orleans Saints are solidified at the quarterback position heading into the 2020-2021 season. With a future Hall of Famer under center every week and quality backups behind him, the Saints are positioned to endure whatever setback or hiccup may take place.
While other teams would fold under an adverse change to the position, NFL QB U is ready for anything.