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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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Number Three: Mac Jones

Mac Jones is a 6-foot-3, 214-pound quarterback from the University of Alabama and the Saints could look to snag him in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Jones, if he’s available when the Saints pick at number 28 in the first round, should be the obvious selection. Jones has great poise and posture in the pocket and has drawn some passing comparisons to Saints legend Drew Brees.

Jones, in his three-year career for Alabama, completed a staggering 74.3 percent of his passes for 6,126 passing yards and had a very impressive touchdown to interception ratio of 56 to 7.

Jones is a winner, and he’s proven that all throughout his college career. Jones helped lead Alabama to an undefeated record in 2020 and helped them hoist the College Football National Championship Trophy to end his career.

Jones, who finished third in Heisman voting in 2020, would be a great fit to develop under Sean Payton and Jameis Winston for a year or two and he could be the next great signal-caller in the NFL.

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Jones has all the potential to be great, and with the right coaching staff in place, he could do just that. Mac Jones should certainly be a guy on the New Orleans radar.

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