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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - NOVEMBER 01: Taysom Hill #7 of the New Orleans Saints celebrates a touchdown with Drew Brees #9 and Austin Carr #80 of the New Orleans Saints in the fourth quarter against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on November 01, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - NOVEMBER 01: Taysom Hill #7 of the New Orleans Saints celebrates a touchdown with Drew Brees #9 and Austin Carr #80 of the New Orleans Saints in the fourth quarter against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on November 01, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images) /
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Who will be the Saints’ quarterback?

Options are very limited when it comes to answering this question. The Saints barely have any cap room to work with. If Drew Brees retires, then that leaves them with Taysom Hill as the only quarterback under contract for the upcoming season.

Sean Payton and the organization have expressed interest in re-signing Jameis Winston, but again, the cap is limited. They won’t be able to pay Winston what someone like the Chicago Bears, who also needs a quarterback, could pay him.

As a result, Winston might leave and get paid elsewhere.

They also have the NFL Draft. However, because of how good the Saints did last year, they have a really low first-round pick. They won’t be able to get a top-tier college QB with that pick unless they trade up.

The good thing is, Taysom Hill did at least win some games for the Saints this year so, at the very least, it’s nice that they have him as a fallback. However, he is not the long-term option. The answer to this question needs to be the draft or figuring out how to re-sign Winston.

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