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Saints' Starting QB Plan for 2021 Season Revealed

Isaiah De Los Santos
New Orleans Saints will feature a new starting quarterback in 2021 after Drew Brees' retirement.
New Orleans Saints will feature a new starting quarterback in 2021 after Drew Brees' retirement. / Chris Graythen/Getty Images
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New Orleans Saints mainstay Drew Brees finally announced his retirement on Sunday, marking the end of an era. Now, New Orleans must figure out who will fill Brees' shoes as its starting quarterback in 2021.

The Saints' plan to find their next starter has been revealed.

Despite Taysom Hill being under contract, the team has made its interest in bringing back Jameis Winston known. Although the team is still trying to get under the cap, they're in talks with Winston, and if he does end up back in New Orleans, a competition between the two backups will take place for the role of starter.

Although Hill seemingly won head coach Sean Payton's favor by starting four games when Brees was injured in 2020, it doesn't sound like he's got any kind of advantage when it comes to the 2021 season. Hill has stated his desire to be a starting QB, but Payton is making him earn the gig.

With the Saints wanting to bring back Winston, it's clear they aren't sold on Hill just yet. Winston has his own drawbacks as a player, but putting the two in competition with each other will hopefully push one QB to prove they're worthy of succeeding Brees.


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Isaiah De Los Santos is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Isaiah De Los Santos also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username zayyy05328. 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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