In what feels like a never-ending cycle, the New Orleans Saints are heading into this year’s offseason with a lot of salary cap issues. They are currently projected to be more than $60 million over the salary cap, which means the front office has a lot of work to do in the coming weeks.
Veterans on large contracts could be on the move as New Orleans has to save money somewhere. A few cut candidates exist on the roster, but they already have some major holes to fill as well. The most challenging one will likely be the quarterback position.
Last season it was Jameis Winston who started early but he gave way to Andy Dalton after he was injured and had ineffective play. The Saints will likely look for an upgrade this offseason, but that is easier said than done given their salary situation.
Who could the Saints look to add at the quarterback position? Here are three that New Orleans should pursue this offseason.
3. Daniel Jones
2022 was a big season for Daniel Jones. The fourth-year quarterback had his fifth-year option declined by the new regime but responded with the best season of his career. The New York Giants went 9-7-1 in the regular season and even won a playoff game with Jones at the helm.
The No. 6 overall pick from the 2019 NFL Draft saw his game taken to new heights as Brian Daboll made the most of his skill set. He is going to cash in on a nice contract this offseason and the Saints could be in on the bidding.