Saints considered the ideal fit for a quarterback prospect with a lot of potential

As the 2024 NFL Draft approaches, the New Orleans Saints are considered the perfect fit for a quarterback prospect that has flown under-the-radar.
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As the 2024 NFL Draft approaches, it’s pretty clear where the New Orleans Saints will focus in the early rounds. Picking at 14 in round one and 45 in round two, all experts expect the Saints to target linemen on both sides of the ball, and possibly receivers and defensive backs. However, the Saints have also been named as a team that could make a move for a quarterback in the middle rounds.

With Derek Carr as the team’s No. 1 quarterback, everyone understands that he isn’t the long-term answer in New Orleans. That leaves people wondering if the Saints will try to find an eventual successor for Carr in the 2024 NFL Draft. If that’s the plan, New Orleans is supposedly the perfect team for one under-the-radar quarterback.

Analyst Bucky Brooks, on a recent episode of NFL Network’s 'Path to the Draft', Brooks named a franchise fit for quarterbacks Bo Nix, Michael Penix Jr., and Spencer Rattler, three of the tier two QBs in this draft class. Brooks argued that New Orleans is a fit for Rattler.

Saints named a fit for quarterback Spencer Rattler

Brooks made the case for Rattler to New Orleans, saying it would be good for Rattler to learn behind Derek Carr because of the similarities in their games. According to Brooks, both quarterbacks have quick rhythm, getting the ball out fast to playmakers and letting them work. However, Brooks wanted to make it very clear that Rattler is a talented passer that could excel at a high level in the right offense.

That's been evident since Rattler came out of high school as a highly-coveted prospect. Unfortunately, his collegiate experience was far more bumpy than anyone expected. Spencer Rattler played his first three years in college with the Oklahoma Sooners, and his final two years with the South Carolina Gamecocks. That resulted in him playing 48 games, completing 68.5% of his passes for 10,807 yards, 77 touchdowns, and 32 interceptions.

He certainly has talent, and experience; it’ll just be up to the team that selects him to get the best out of him. Will that be the New Orleans Saints?