3 budget-friendly quarterbacks Saints can start in 2022

Leigh Oleszczak
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2. Mitchell Trubisky

Some might have wondered where former No. 2 overall pick Mitchell Trubisky was in the 2021 season. After going second overall to the Bears in the 2017 NFL Draft, Trubisky failed to be the face of the franchise in the Windy City.

After four seasons, the Bears didn’t give him his fifth-year option, and he signed as a backup with the Bills. Trubisky barely got in on the action during the 2021 season, appearing in just six games and throwing just eight passes. He had six completions for 43 yards and a pick.

It was smart of Trubisky to sign for a backup for one year because now that he did so, especially sitting behind Josh Allen, teams might be willing to give him another chance to start for them. The Saints might take a shot on Trubisky and see if he has any of that 2018 magic in him.

That 2018 season was Trubisky’s best season as a pro, as he threw for 3,223 yards, 24 touchdowns, and 12 picks while rushing for 421 yards and three more scores. Signing Trubisky wouldn’t excite the fan base by any means but he’s someone who could probably be signed on the cheap.

Trubisky knows all about quarterbacking an offense with a good run game and also having a good defense to keep the game in reach. He’s not going to set the world on fire but he’s affordable.