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 control.

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' successor.

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