The New Orleans Saints have a 41-year-old quarterback leading the way, and they may want to start preparing for what’s coming after the Drew Brees’ era.
Although the New Orleans Saints signed Taysom Hill for two years, Drew Brees for two years and Jameis Winston this offseason, there’s no telling if any of them will be the starting quarterback for the team next season.
For the second straight season, Drew Brees missed at least four games in the middle of the year. This time around, it wasn’t Teddy Bridgewater who captained the team in his absence. Bridgewater is in Carolina. It was Taysom Hill.
To many people’s surprise, Hill got the start, and while he played well, it’s tough to trust that he’s going to the main option moving forward. Both his unique skillset and injury history should make it difficult for head coach Sean Payton to move forward with him as the unanimous starter.
What about Jameis Winston?
Well, if the Saints liked him enough, they would’ve given him a chance to shine. However, there’s also a mini conspiracy theory that the Saints gave Hill the start so the league couldn’t see Winston’s improvements since his turnover-filled campaign last season.
Assuming Winston doesn’t return and Hill isn’t seen as a top-tier quarterback, the Saints may be in the market for a new signal-caller while they potentially also look to add one in the upcoming draft.
That said, here are five veteran options they should look into trading for this offseason.