Way-too-early look at 2023 free agent QBs Saints could target

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Daniel Jones

The Giants didn't pick up Jones' fifth-year option so he'll be a free agent when the 2022 season comes to an end. The first-round pick out of Duke is quarterbacking a two-loss team but few would say that the Giants are 6-2 because of him. Their coaching, defense, and run game have been the driving forces to the winning record.

While Jones wouldn't be a terrible option, he's probably not a great fit for the Saints moving forward. Spotrac set his market value at three years $76 million, which isn't terrible. He's a bit too injury prone though and I'd much rather New Orleans just draft a quarterback in this case.

Geno Smith

If I was making this list two months ago, Smith certainly wouldn't have been on it. Nearly 10 years ago, Smith was looking like he'd be the No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft but he fell to the second round and never did much with the Jets.

From there, Smith was relegated to backup duty with the Giants, Chargers, and Seahawks before taking over as the starter this year. Russell Wilson getting shipped off to Denver allowed Smith the platform to finally show what he could do and he's been cooking.

I doubt that Smith goes anywhere but Seattle next year but if another team is willing to pay him more money, maybe he considers signing somewhere else.

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These are just the biggest quarterback names hitting free agency in the 2023 offseason. Will the Saints target any of them or will they stick with Winston?