The New Orleans Saints enter this offseason with a lot of change occurring in the near future. While the future is still up in the air for quarterback Drew Brees, he is expected to announce his retirement any day now.
With the Brees era likely coming to an end, the Saints sit at an interesting spot with who takes over at quarterback both next season and for the foreseeable future. On top of that, the Saints currently sit with the worst cap space in the league, nearly $100 million over the projected cap.
The Saints also lost Assistant Head Coach Dan Campbell and Defensive Backs Coach Aaron Glenn to the Detroit Lions, as well as Assistant General Manager Terry Fontenot to the Atlanta Falcons.
Saints entering an offseason of uncertainty
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With all that said, the team likely is entering a new lifecycle, as they look to truly rebuild and cut the roster to scraps to get under the cap. This offseason will bring a lot of questions, first of which being who will be the teams starting quarterback next season? Who are the cap casualties and who can the team afford to actually extend?
But with the team likely tearing down the roster, what big named players will be willing to stay when they could get more on the free market? Are there other quarterback options on the free market/draft, or do they stick with someone currently on roster? Does anyone else get poached? What direction should the team go with a long term outlook, knowing they may not be in a competitive window for at least the next year or two?
What are their options in the 2021 NFL Draft?