4 under-the-radar QB targets for the New Orleans Saints in 2022

Leigh Oleszczak
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2. Drew Lock

With the Broncos trading for Russell Wilson earlier this week, Drew Lock is now in Seattle but it’s unlikely he’ll be their starting quarterback when the season gets underway. The word on the street from Daniel Jeremiah is that the Seahawks are eyeing Deshaun Watson as their next starting quarterback, which would make Lock expendable.

Lock’s time in Denver certainly didn’t go according to plan for the Broncos. He fell to the second round of the 2019 NFL Draft and missed the first chunk of his rookie season due to injury. He stepped in for Joe Flacco midway through the season and sparked some life into the offense.

In 2020, however, the Missouri product regressed, throwing just 16 touchdowns and a whopping 15 interceptions through 13 starts. He lost the starting job in 2021 to Teddy Bridgewater and finished the season as the starter, going 0-3 in those games.

There’s a reason Denver moved on from Lock but the Broncos never showed they believed in the guy. He has a big arm and can make plays but the accuracy is still an issue. These are all things that could have been worked on had Denver focused on helping him more.

If Lock is on the trade block, the Saints might as well throw their hat into the ring. He might not light the world on fire but there’s still potential there.

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