Projected Week 1 starter: Drew Brees
Backups: Tom Savage, Taysom Hill, J.T. Barrett
2018 outlook: Drew Brees has thrown for 4,000
yards or more for 12 straight seasons now. He's got the situation under
In case of emergency: Tom Savage's only experience
as a starter was a dreadful stretch with the Houston Texans, so it might
be unfair to judge him by that alone, but regardless, without Drew
Brees, the Saints won't compete.
Long term plans: With so many young, talented
quarterbacks available in this year's draft and Drew Brees on the verge
of 40, it seemed like a great time for New Orleans to start searching
for their next franchise guy. While they left the draft without a
quarterback, they did opt to sign J.T. Barrett as an undrafted free
agent. Chances are they'll test the waters with him a bit and
potentially take a look at next year's draft class in search of Brees'