The NOLA Saints need a quarterback for the 2022 season and the best way for them to add an effective one this offseason is to trade for one.
The four quarterbacks included on this list are guys who very well could be on the trade block this offseason and there have been small rumblings about New Orleans being a potential landing spot for his services in 2022 and beyond.
Let’s kick it off with a guy who’s been to a Super Bowl in the last half-decade.
4. Kirk Cousins
Out of all of the guys on this list, adding Kirk Cousins would excite me the least. Don’t get me wrong, Cousins can sling it with the best of them, but in the biggest games under the brightest of lights, he seems to flounder.
Chad Graff of The Athletic trade their quarterback discussed last week what it’d take for the Vikings to (you need to be a subscriber to read the article) and mentions that Cousins is slated to have a $45 million cap hit in 2022. As we know, New Orleans isn’t exactly swimming in dough, so that’d be tough to afford, especially with Cousins not being a top-tier quarterback.
Graff mentions a scenario where maybe Minnesota takes on some of Cousins’ salary and in turn, the team trading for him takes a $25 million cap hit. A little less expensive but still expensive for New Orleans.
If the Saints are going to pay a quarterback a large sum of money, the guy has to be worth it. Kirk Cousins probably would not be worth it.