Number One: Matthew Stafford
Since the start of the season, there has been a lot of speculation as to what the Detroit Lions will do with their franchise quarterback following the 2020 season and it’s looking more and more likely that they will opt to release Stafford in favor of the team allowing their new head coach to bring in his own signal-caller.
There’s plenty of teams that Stafford could go to, but the New Orleans Saints seem like a match made in heaven. There’s no doubt about it; this is going to be Drew Brees’ last season in the black and gold.
Stafford could help ease years of pain with his arrival. He is still playing very well for his age and an opportunity to actually compete for a Super Bowl could be appealing to him if he were to be released.
Stafford has had an excellent career with the Detroit Lions and he is virtually the only reason that team has had any level of success. Despite the team only making the playoffs three times in his twelve-year career, he has still managed to log a 73-86-1 quarterback record.
Stafford has also 62.5 percent of his passes, 43,901 passing yards, 274 passing touchdowns, 142 interceptions, 30 fourth-quarter comebacks, and 37 game-winning drives in his NFL career as well as recording an additional 14 touchdowns on the ground.
While it may be hard for the Saints to get Stafford unless he is released, he would be a great quarterback to take the reigns of the Saints’ offense.