New Orleans Saints might not find a starting quarterback in 2022 draft

Kenny Pickett (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images)
Kenny Pickett (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images) /

The New Orleans Saints have a ton to address. Currently, the franchise is still scouring the coaching landscape in search of their new headman. In addition to needing some direction from the head coaching position, their roster, while talented, has a few issues.

For starters, Michael Thomas has been at odds with the franchise for what seems like forever now. He’s also been perpetually injured as of late. Let’s also not forget that Alvin Kamara is currently dealing with legal issues. With so many questions surrounding the franchise, the biggest is their gaping hole at the quarterback position.

The Saints knew they were in for a rough time as they searched for their new QB of the future but they had no idea things were going to be this horrific. Last season, their first without Drew Brees in 15 years, the Saints ranked dead last in passing yards, finishing the year with just 187.4 passing yards per game.

A dreadful 2022 draft class leaves the Saints with little options at QB

The Saints need a new signal-caller badly. Especially considering that Jameis Winston is a free agent and Taysom Hill will miss a huge chunk of the season due to injury. With the franchise holding the 18th overall pick in the upcoming draft, don’t expect them to find the man they’re looking for. Even if they found a way to sneak all the way up to the number one spot, they’d still be out of luck.

Many talent evaluators share the same thoughts on this year’s draft class, meaning, they aren’t very impressive, some have even taken things a step further, going as far as to say no one from this incoming class will be a starter in the league.

If they were to take a swing in the dark, the Saints best chance would be Kenny Pickett from Pittsburgh and Malik Willis from Liberty.

  • Pickett: 4,319 passing yards, 42 TDs, 7 INTs
  • Willis: 2,857 passing yards, 27 TDs, 12 INTs, 878 rushing yards, 13 rushing TDs

But while they did put up solid stats, most evaluators aren’t buying the hype surrounding them.

The search for their QB of the future could be a long one for the Saints.

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