3 potential quarterback options if the Saints don’t get Deshaun Watson

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The New Orleans Saints are still waiting on a decision from Deshaun Watson, who has strung both the Saints and Atlanta Falcons along for the past few days. We may not have a decision from Watson for a few more days but if Watson picks the Falcons, what quarterbacks could NOLA make a play for?

Let’s start with one who has had a dramatic few days with his current team.

3. Baker Mayfield

Well, at least the Saints aren’t the Cleveland Browns, right?

The Browns were one of the final four teams vying for Watson’s services and were informed on Thursday morning that they were out of the running. Prior to Watson telling Cleveland they were out, current Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield wrote a letter to the city in what sounded like a good-bye letter.

After Watson rejected the Browns, Mayfield reportedly demanded a trade to which it was reported that Cleveland would not grant.

If the Browns are willing to call Mayfield’s bluff and not trade him, then obviously this won’t happen for the Saints. If they are able to find a trading partner for him though, the Saints could be a good landing spot.

The former No. 1 overall pick hasn’t been bad by any means but the Browns have been surrounded by drama during his time there. He isn’t a quiet guy, which is a big knock on him but in the right system, he can flourish.