5 New Orleans Saints players to keep an eye on in NFL preseason Week 1

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2. Jake Haener, QB

Right now, the New Orleans Saints are set at QB1 with Derek Carr and QB2 with Jameis Winston. They not only have a $150 million quarterback leading the way but they also have a former No. 1 overall pick who has had some success in the NFL — and has several years experience with the team.

Having said that, this should be the final year Winston plays in New Orleans. With that being the case, they wanted to prepare and find a backup this year. That led to the decision to take Jake Haener in the fourth round.

A product of Fresno State — just like Carr — Haener went viral when he had some fun with his spectacular rookie photo shoot. The photos were hilarious but also showed that he's not someone who shies away from attention. This weekend, he's going to have his first chance to show that carries over to the field.

While the photos got all the attention, Haener really was an impressive quarterback for the Bulldogs. He's undersized at 6-foot-0 and 207 pounds but makes up for it with a high football IQ. He's also not going to wow anyone with his arm strength but he rarely turns the ball over.

Should he look as comfortable and poised in his preseason debut, the Saints will feel even better about him potentially being the No. 2 quarterback next year.