3 Potential Successors for Drew Brees the New Orleans Saints Could Take in the 2020 NFL Draft

Max Staley
The New Orleans Saints could be looking for Drew Brees' successor in the 2020 NFL Draft.
The New Orleans Saints could be looking for Drew Brees' successor in the 2020 NFL Draft. / Chris Graythen/Getty Images
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Drew Brees has been under center for the New Orleans Saints since the 2006 season. Even someone as accomplished and talented as Brees can't play forever, though, and the Saints could be looking to draft his eventual successor in the 2020 NFL Draft.

With that in mind, here are three QBs the Saints could target as the eventual long-term replacement for Brees.

1. Jordan Love

Jordan Love could be an interesting fit in New Orleans.
Jordan Love could be an interesting fit in New Orleans. / Joe Robbins/Getty Images

Jordan Love is wildly talented. With decent athleticism, a rocket arm and plus size, he's got all the tools needed to become a top-level passer. Still, though, after throwing an NCAA-high 17 interceptions, he's mostly viewed as a project. In New Orleans, Love could sit and learn behind Brees for a year or two. Pairing Love's physical traits with Sean Payton's innovative offense could prove too tantalizing to pass up.

2. Jalen Hurts

Jalen Hurts could be a solid fit with the Saints.
Jalen Hurts could be a solid fit with the Saints. / Joe Robbins/Getty Images

Like Love, Jalen Hurts has a really impressive skill set, but he might not be ready to step in and contribute from day one. While he's not exactly the most polished passer, he made significant strides last season, leading the NCAA with 11.3 yards per attempt. He also threw for 3,851 yards and 32 touchdowns, adding 1,298 rushing yards and 20 TDs on the ground. If he's there at the end of the third round, he could be a great target for New Orleans.

3. Jake Fromm

Jake Fromm looks like an NFL-ready passer.
Jake Fromm looks like an NFL-ready passer. / Michael Hickey/Getty Images

Jake Fromm isn't nearly the athlete that Hurts or Love is, but he's a really solid pro-style passer. His lack of size and arm strength will likely hurt his stock, but he threw 78 touchdowns to 18 interception while racking up 8,236 passing yards across three seasons. Fromm is a smart, accurate passer and he could be the next Teddy Bridgewater in New Orleans.


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Max Staley is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Max Staley also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username mstaley1212. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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