3 budget-friendly quarterbacks Saints can start in 2022

Leigh Oleszczak
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3. Matt Corral

One of the more popular quarterbacks in this year’s draft class, at least amongst Saints fans, is Ole Miss’ Matt Corral. The Rebel quarterback threw for 3,343 yards, 20 touchdowns, and five interceptions while dashing for 614 yards and 11 touchdowns on the ground through 13 games.

While Corral was injured in the Sugar Bowl, it doesn’t appear to be serious and he should be good to go for the 2022 season. He’s on this list because a rookie quarterback is going to be cheaper than paying for anyone who is a free agent.

Something big that Corral showed between his junior year and his senior year is that he can take care of the football. He threw 14 interceptions in the 2020 college football season and threw just five during his fourth and final season in Oxford.

This is something that hopefully continues if Corral ends up in the Big Easy. He’d be a cheap option but The Draft Network said they think he might need time to sit and learn on the sidelines before fully taking over as the starter.