As the offseason approaches, rumors are starting to pick up on whether Saints’ Drew Brees will retire or not, but Carson Wentz could be the future of the team.
There is no surprise to any Saints fan that the possibility of Drew Brees retiring at the end of the year is looming large. With his injury in the middle of this year, fans were split on whether they wanted new backup Jameis Winston or multi-tool Taysom Hill to take over for Brees.
Ultimately, Sean Payton chose Taysom Hill. Since that decision, Hill has led the entire NFL in fumbles. That’s not to mention the two interceptions he has on top of that. Hill has proven to be a turnover machine.
Jameis Winston is a past NFL passing yards leader with over 5,000 yards and 30 touchdowns last season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but no one will let you forget that along with that he also threw for 30 interceptions marking the first member of the 30 for 30 club.
Each one has its current and past flaws and Carson Wentz is certainly not unfamiliar with that. The current Philadelphia Eagles quarterback was benched against the Saints last week in favor of rookie quarterback Jalen Hurts who ended up beating the 10-2 team and balling out.
Could Sean Payton see a future in Carson Wentz if the Eagles decide that Hurts is the future?
By far the biggest concern around a trade for Carson Wentz is his salary. In a straight-up trade, the team getting Wentz would be taking roughly a $33 million per year salary hit where $26 million of his 2022 salary is guaranteed at the start of the 2021 season.
Those numbers are simply something that New Orleans might not be able to overcome — especially with the projected cap decrease. However, that does not stop Sean Payton and the Saints from dreaming about unifying with Carson Wentz.