Saints Free Agency: Mitchell Trubisky won’t be an option at quarterback

Mitchell Trubisky (Photo by Joshua Bessex/Getty Images)
Mitchell Trubisky (Photo by Joshua Bessex/Getty Images) /

As the start of Saints free agency inches closer, the New Orleans Saints find themselves in a position where they desperately need to find a quarterback. One name that they shouldn’t be interested in is Mitchell Trubisky.

When looking at the free-agent quarterback options, former Saint and hopefully soon-to-be current Saints quarterback Jameis Winston is one of the best options on the market. Another intriguing name, however, is Trubisky and he’s someone who could stand to make a lot of money in free agency.

According to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN, Trubisky is thought to have a “robust market” in free agency. If this is the case, then count New Orleans out because they won’t the money to pay him more than what some teams might.

Saints Free Agency: No Mitchell Trubisky for New Orleans

Trubisky went No. 2 overall in the 2017 NFL Draft to the Bears, who traded up to nab him. After a decent sophomore season in 2018 that saw the Bears win the NFC North, Trubisky wasn’t the same guy and eventually was on his way out of Chicago.

Unlike a lot of former first-round picks who try to continue starting after not working out with their original teams, Trubisky signed with the Bills as a backup. He didn’t do much in 2021, as Josh Allen made it through the season without getting too beat up, but now that one year off could have paid dividends for Trubisky. Teams want to sign him.

If the Saints can’t get Winston back in the black and gold, then the draft is going to be their next best option. Trying to outbid teams for Trubisky — who was not good the last time we saw him start — is a bad move for the franchise.

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Trubisky wasn’t a bad option when he was more of an under-the-radar name but now that teams are looking to throw a lot of cash in his direction, the New Orleans Saints should not be interested in adding him.