1. New Orleans Saints
Count me among the folks who are not buying Taysom Hill as the future starting quarterback in the Big Easy. Despite the team’s bravado to the contrary, there is just no evidence to suggest Hill can be the heir apparent.
Even if Hill could be a fine NFL starter, to suggest that he will somehow replace one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history is absurd. Drew Brees will be a first ballot Hall of Famer. He signed a two year contract with the Saints as a free agent this offseason, but has also inked a broadcasting deal with NBC for his post-playing days. There is no reason at all Brees could not choose to walk away after the 2020 season…but he will not leave if the Saints do not have a replacement in place. He cares far too much about the franchise and the city to allow that to happen.
Enter Jake Fromm. The former Georgia Bulldog has all of the necessary traits to learn from, and ultimately replace, Drew Brees. He’s slipped some in draft status over the last 18 months, but that is mostly as a result of injuries. Regardless, his 2018 injuries appear to be behind him, and they seem like they were flukey, non-lingering or recurring type injuries. They definitely should not deter the Saints from believing the early film and the 2019 comeback from the former SEC Freshman Player of the Year.
Fromm would have a golden opportunity in New Orleans if they use a top 100 pick to take him. It could be a match made in heaven.