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3 quarterbacks the New Orleans Saints should pursue this offseason

FOXBOROUGH, MA - JANUARY 03: Sam Darnold #14 of the New York Jets throws during a game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on January 3, 2021 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)
FOXBOROUGH, MA - JANUARY 03: Sam Darnold #14 of the New York Jets throws during a game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on January 3, 2021 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images) /
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(Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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Number One: Sam Darnold

Sam Darnold could be a good option for the New Orleans Saints to consider if they want to bring in a developmental quarterback to compete with Taysom Hill and Jameis Winston for the starting job.

Darnold, a 6-foot-3 signal-caller for the New York Jets, was a former number three overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft and he could find a new home in New Orleans.

Darnold, 23, has shown flashes of greatness in his young NFL career and former NFL great Carson Palmer said that he views Sam Darnold as a potential franchise quarterback in the NFL.

Sure, Darnold has had his fair share of difficulties, but how much of that blame can really be placed on his shoulders? Darnold has spent his entire three-year career with the dumpster fire New York Jets who failed to properly build around Sam.

A change of scenery to New Orleans could be all Darnold needs to be an elite quarterback in the NFL. Learning under the mentorship of Sean Payton and being protected by one of the best offensive lines in the NFL will surely help his development as well.

The Jets want a late first-round pick for Sam Darnold, and the Saints’ 28th overall selection should do the trick.

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