Saints are showing interest in a record-setting quarterback prospect

The New Orleans Saints are getting to know an under-the-radar quarterback prospect that had a prolific career at the collegiate level.

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The New Orleans Saints recently held their local pro day, which is an annual pre-draft event that teams hold for players who went to high school or college in the area. One of the biggest prospects invited by the Saints this year was Tulane quarterback Michael Pratt.

Pratt is coming off a prolific four-year career with the Green Wave, playing all four seasons. In his career, he played in 42 games, completing 60.6% of his passes for 9,611 yards, 90 touchdowns, and 26 interceptions. He also added 1,147 rushing yards and 28 touchdowns on the ground. Additionally, Pratt is now Tulane’s record holder for all-time passing yards and touchdowns.

Will his football career continue in New Orleans?

Saints invite Tulane quarterback Michael Pratt to local pro day

New Orleans has made it clear that they intend to enter next season with Derek Carr as their starting quarterback. It will be Carr’s second season with the Saints. However, Derek Carr is 33 years old, and despite being under contract for three more years, he’s definitely on the clock. The Saints must have adequate reserves for Carr and a possible successor. Could that be Michael Pratt?

Currently behind Derek Carr in the quarterback room is Nathan Peterman and Jake Haener. That’s definitely a room Pratt will be able to compete in. As far as him being an eventual starter in New Orleans, that will, of course, all depend on how he adapts to the NFL level; anything is possible once guys get in a team facility.

If the New Orleans Saints are interested in drafting Michael Pratt, they’ll probably be able to make that happen in the mid to later rounds. Whether he moves up their board or not, Saints made sure to do their due diligence on a player that has shined in their backyard for the last four years.