The New Orleans Saints, in all likelihood, are going to add a quarterback this offseason. If they don’t, they’ll be forced to roll with Blake Bortles or Ian Book as their starter for the 2022 season and that’s not an ideal situation to be in.
I’ve discussed some of the better options remaining on the board for the Saints but now let’s look at the other side of things. Who would be the worst quarterback for New Orleans to add in 2022?
4. Malik Willis
The only draft prospect to appear on this list is Liberty’s Malik Willis. Part of why I’m not a huge fan of Willis and what he could bring to an NFL team is that he spent the past two seasons at Liberty, which doesn’t exactly face high-end talent. It’s hard to get a read on who Willis can be given that his opponents haven’t been stellar.
Even taking his alma mater out of the equation, Willis still worries me. He’s someone who relies on his legs to make magic happen and we’ve been there, done that with Taysom Hill now. It’s not a great skill to have for a quarterback. Running the ball is fine but if it’s their go-to before passing, that’s not ideal.
Willis tossed for 2,857 yards, 27 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions this past season and rushed for 878 and 13 scores. The Saints should have better weapons in 2022 and if that’s the case, they need a quarterback who can actually get the ball to those guys. Willis isn’t the answer.