New Orleans Saints: Ranking the team’s 3 strongest positional groups

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Number One: Quarterback

One of the strongest position groups for the New Orleans Saints in 2020 is the quarterback position. The Saints currently have four quarterbacks on the roster, and you could argue that all of them could play at a high level right now.

The position currently includes future Hall of Fame quarterback Drew Brees, 2019’s passing yardage leader in Jameis Winston, Sean Payton’s self-proclaimed future of the franchise in Taysom Hill, and utility player and seventh-round draft pick Tommy Stevens.

There is so much talent in this quarterback room and the NFL might not have ever seen this much talent in one place before.

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Brees is the NFL’s all-time leader in several categories including passing yards, passing touchdowns, and many more. Brees is most definitely a future first-ballot Hall of Famer and he will likely be there sooner rather than later with reports that 2020 could be his final season.

Jameis Winston had a roller-coaster of a 2019 season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as he threw 33 touchdowns, 30 interceptions, and lead the NFL in passing yards with 5,109 yards. Winston took a one-year deal worth just over one million dollars to learn under Sean Payton and Drew Brees for a season.

Taysom Hill has played a utility role for the Saints and has gained superstardom in that role. Sean Payton transformed an injury-prone, practice squad quarterback into a household name that everyone now knows.

Tommy Stevens was a good quarterback in college but has Taysom Hill like versatility. Stevens completed 59.9 percent of his passes, tossed 1,459 yards, and had a touchdown to interception ratio of 15:6.

Stevens tallied an additional 12 rushing touchdowns and two receiving touchdowns in his college career as well, which is likely the role Stevens could play in New Orleans.