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NFC South Quarterback Power Rankings: Saints situation the wildcard

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) - Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) - Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports /
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Jameis Winston #2 of the New Orleans Saints (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)
Jameis Winston #2 of the New Orleans Saints (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images) /

The NFC South will have two new starting quarterbacks this year with the New Orleans Saints being one of those two teams. It’ll be either Jameis Winston or Taysom Hill as the starting quarterback and since Winston has been the favorite throughout the offseason, he’ll be the one included in these power rankings.

The newcomer to the division is Sam Darnold, who spent the first three years of his career with the Jets. He was the No. 3 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft and disappointed for New York, but — to be fair — he didn’t have a ton of talent surrounding him in the Big Apple.

After some speculation surrounding the quarterback position this offseason, the Falcons passed on taking a quarterback with the No. 4 overall pick, instead going with Florida tight end Kyle Pitts to replace Julio Jones as their most feared weapon. That means it’ll be year No. 14 for Matt Ryan.

Lastly, we have the Buccaneers, who are entering year No. 2 of the Tom Brady experiment. Unfortunately, the first year of Brady’s tenure in Tampa Bay went extremely well and he’ll be back for another go at a Super Bowl. Wonderful (sarcasm, of course).

Ranking the quarterbacks in the division really isn’t that difficult as two guys are proven while the other two haven’t done much to boost their resumé. Even with that being the case, let’s take a look at how the quarterback power rankings play out.

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