This is a bad offseason for the Saints to need a quarterback
After watching Trevor Siemian struggle in the blowout loss to the Bills, it’s clear as day that the New Orleans Saints need a quarterback for the 2022 season. Unfortunately, this is not a good offseason to need a player at the most important position in all of sports.
The 2022 NFL Draft quarterback class leaves a lot to be desired and for the few decent quarterback options present, New Orleans has little to no shot at landing them due to being ‘too good’ (as funny as that is to say at the moment).
Free agency might have Aaron Rodgers in it but the Saints won’t have the money to land him and even if they could, is he worth the drama?
Unless the Saints can make a blockbuster deal for Russell Wilson, which — like with Rodgers — they probably can’t afford, they’ll likely be forced to sign Jameis Winston to another one-year deal. This would allow him and Taysom Hill to be the two main options again.
The Saints shouldn’t hope to find a good quarterback this offseason.
Re-signing Winston seems like the best-case scenario for both sides. For Winston, his injury and not-so-great performances this year probably won’t make him a popular name in free agency. The Saints will be desperate for a signal-caller and could afford to re-sign the former No. 1 overall pick.
The Saints’ truly went down the can once Winston was injured, which does indicate that he’s talented and was one of the few things holding this offense together. Siemian stepped in and did all right in that win over Tampa Bay, but since then, not much has gone right for that side of the ball.
For New Orleans to even be in contention for someone better than Winston, they HAVE to sign a viable wide receiver to pair with Michael Thomas. They can no longer rely on the Marquez Callaways and Lil’Jordan Humphreys of the world.
Drew Brees being the quarterback for 15 years made things easy for the Saints but now they’re in the same situation that most other teams find themselves in at one point or another — In desperate need of a quarterback.