4 quarterbacks the New Orleans Saints could boldly acquire in 2023

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Jameis Winston is set to be the starting quarterback for the New Orleans Saints in 2022. He’s under contract in 2023 as well but what if the team decides to go in a different direction? Here are four options for them if they dare to be bold next offseason. 

If an NFL team has their franchise quarterback, they’re set up to be a contender for however long that quarterback is in his prime. The New Orleans Saints had a franchise quarterback from 2006-2020 but after Drew Brees called it a career, the team was forced to find their next option at the position.

Jameis Winston was fine in the seven games he appeared in this past season and the Saints will get a chance to see if he can be the long-term answer moving forward.

If he doesn’t show that he can be that, then New Orleans will need to move on and they might have to be bold to find Winston’s replacement.

Here are four quarterbacks that the Saints could boldly acquire during the 2023 offseason. I want to reiterate that I know NOLA adding any of these signal-callers is a long shot but hey, it’s the offseason. Let’s get to it!

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4. Lamar Jackson

I’m well aware that this has about as good a chance as happening as the Lions winning the Super Bowl this season but until Lamar Jackson inks an extension with the Ravens, he’s not guaranteed to be playing for them in 2023.

Jackson was a late first-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft and by the end of the 2019 season, he was the league’s Most Valuable Player. Under his guidance, the Ravens have made the playoffs in three of his four seasons and they’re a contender to win the Super Bowl as long as he’s healthy.

So, if Jackson is this good, why haven’t the Ravens locked him to a long-term contract? Well, his situation is unique, as his mother is his agent and that makes things trickier when it comes to trying to extend the guy.

There’s been some drama between Jackson and the Ravens but he’s also said that he’s hopeful the two sides will agree on a deal before training camp.

The only way New Orleans could end up landing Jackson in a trade is if he doesn’t sign an extension and then enters next offseason as a free agent. If he were to hit free agency, teams would be willing to spend a ton of money to ensure that he’s donning their uniforms for the foreseeable future.

This isn’t going to happen but you’d have to admit that it’d a BOLD move by the Saints.