Saints uncertain future in 2020: Big questions heading into free agency
One through three on the depth chart, no NFL team got more production from its quarterback room this season than the New Orleans Saints.
Yet, that’s the room with the biggest question mark heading into free agency. As bad timing would have it, the three-headed monster of Drew Brees, Teddy Bridgewater, and Taysom Hill all have expiring contracts this spring.
Hard to picture Brees and the Saints not working something out when his deal voids on March 18th, while Bridgewater more than proved his worth during a 5-0 stretch in the absence of Brees.
As for Hill, the easier-to-keep restricted free agent was the best player on the field during Sunday’s playoff loss to the Minnesota Vikings.
Other pending big name free agents are Eli Apple, Vonn Bell, AJ Klein, David Onyemata, Andrus Peat, and PJ Williams, casting a cloud of uncertainty going into the 2020 offseason. Hill said, “We’ll see what happens. I feel like we have a great locker room here, great team and I think that starts from our leaders Coach Payton, Mickey. I think this is one of those organizations that’s had a really good locker room for a long time, and I don’t think that’s going to change.”
Brees said, “That’s the league that we’re in. That’s just the world we live in. There’s always changes, and so you’re very much starting over. Now I will say that we’ve got incredible culture here. We’ve got a great foundation built. And we know that there’s a stable of guys that are going to be here a long time.”
Over the summer, the Saints locked up would be free agents Michael Thomas, Cameron Jordan, and Wil Lutz to long-term deals.