The New Orleans Saints have found themselves in a quarterback conundrum after Drew Brees rode off into sunset following the 2020 season.
The New York Jets benched Zach Wilson despite Gang Green sitting at 6-4 and on the verge of a playoff spot. It was a move that our friend Justin Fried over at The Jet Press said needed to be done for this young Jets team to try to get into the playoffs.
Whether you agree or not with the Jets' decision to bench Wilson, one thing is clear -- The Saints should not pursue the young quarterback for a multitude of reasons.
Zach Wilson would not be a good option for the Saints
First and foremost, the Jets aren't even done with Wilson as their future franchise quarterback. Robert Saleh made it clear that even though the former No. 2 overall pick won't even be active for this game, his career as a Jet is not over.
Wilson's boneheaded response of "No" after being asked if he felt like he let his defense down paired with his poor play is what led to his benching. He's nowhere near ready to be a starting quarterback in the NFL right now and the Jets, despite being in the hunt for a playoff spot, didn't feel he was ready. Why would the Saints trade for a guy who is a worse version of Jameis Winston?
Could you imagine Wilson, who's struggling this bad on a talented Jets team, doing anything positive for the Saints? They're beat up, their defense isn't anywhere as talented as New York's, and the offensive line wouldn't be able to hold up long enough for Wilson to do anything. It'd be a disaster if he were donning the black and gold.
Yes, New Orleans needs to do something about their quarterback situation in the offseason but trading for Zach Wilson shouldn't even come up in any conversation. The kid isn't ready to be a full-time starter yet.