After two long, miserable weeks, the New Orleans Saints finally have something positive worth talking about. That's right ladies and gentlemen, the Saints ended their two-game losing streak and have finally tasted victory again after their 27-20 Week 11 victory over the Los Angeles Rams.
Winning fixes everything but at the end of the day, the Saints still have a huge question mark when it comes to their quarterback situation. It's no secret that quarterback is the most important position on a team and well, the Saints at this point in time, are simply playing musical chairs hoping something works for now.
Quarterback Andy Dalton clearly isn't the long-term answer for the Saints and honestly, should not be brought back for next season. Dalton is set to become an unrestricted free agent in 2023 as the Saints should move on from him. Instead, they should focus on figuring out what to do to improve their quarterback room once and for all.
The New Orleans Saints need clarity at quarterback for 2023
Things were looking a bit bleak for the Saints at halftime but once they started rotating quarterback snaps with Taysom Hill, it finally gave them a much-needed offensive spark. Dalton started to play lights out football and this strategy worked out extremely well.
Dalton did redeem himself and had a phenomenal second half but at the end of the day, the Saints need clarity at quarterback. Whether they draft a new one to develop in the 2023 NFL Draft or find a top free agent quarterback in free agency, they need stability. Yes, we've all been spoiled thanks to the legendary Drew Brees but it's time to think about finding his true replacement and stop putting bandaids at quarterback.
In the grand scheme of things, the Saints also need to know what they ultimately have in Jameis Winston. Once he's 100 percent healthy and medically cleared to start, they should put him under center and let him finish the season out. That way, general manager Mickey Loomis will have zero doubt about what needs to happen at quarterback. Especially when it comes to the critical decisions on who should stay and who should go.