In 2019, New Orleans Saints fans saw their franchise quarterback Drew Brees be forced to the sideline for five weeks. In 2020, who would come to their rescue?
With old age comes decreased durability and Saints’ future first-ballot Hall of Famer Drew Brees experienced that the hard way in 2019 when a thumb injury forced him to miss five and a half games last season.
Thankfully, the Saints had a backup plan and Teddy Bridgewater was able to lead the team to an undefeated record in Brees’ absence and ultimately help them win the NFC South for the third consecutive year.
This offseason, Bridgewater was offered a large sum of money from the Carolina Panthers and took the deal. Still in the division, Bridgewater will now see the Brees-led New Orleans Saints twice a year.
After Bridgewater left, the Saints added Jameis Winston while retaining Taysom Hill as well. Those three plus Tommy Stevens make up the team’s quarterback room, one of the best in the NFL.
That said, having a backup plan is a must in the NFL, especially with an old quarterback. Here’s a look at three quarterback options the Saints could consider if Brees goes down in 2020.