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Updated Quarterback Depth Chart for Saints After NFL Draft

Devon Platana
A look at the New Orleans Saints' QB depth chart following the NFL Draft.
A look at the New Orleans Saints' QB depth chart following the NFL Draft. / Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

Quarterbacks were the talk of the 2021 NFL Draft given a deep class at the position. Five QBs went in the first round alone, though several talented prospects were taken after that and picked up as undrafted free agents.

With NFL legend Drew Brees retiring, the New Orleans Saints are letting Taysom Hill and Jameis Winston duke it out for the starting job. However, the organization would probably like it if they knew who their starter was sooner than later.

Here's a look at the Saints' updated QB depth chart for 2021.

Saints QB Depth Chart 2021

1. Jameis Winston

It might seem strange that Jameis Winston is at the top of the Saints' depth chart considering he didn't start at all last year. However, he has more experience as a starter than Hill and looks like he has a positive new attitude. Winston's arm has never been in question, as he's racked up nearly 20,000 passing yards and 121 touchdowns since 2015. If he can prove that his giveaway problem is a thing of the past, Winston could find himself as a starting quarterback once again.

2. Taysom Hill

When Brees missed time last season, the Saints went with Hill as their guy. He was mostly used in a pass-catching/rushing role before then, but he showed that he could be a serviceable starter. On the other hand, he's turning 31 in August and he may not improve more than he already has. His contract extension can also be voided after this season, so Hill has a limited time to show why he deserves the starting job.

3. Trevor Siemian

Once upon a time, Trevor Siemian was the starting quarterback for the Denver Broncos. Unfortunately, he eventually lost the job after the 2017 season and has since been a part of four different organizations. He signed to the Saints' practice squad when Brees went down in November 2020, but never ended up playing a significant role. Unless the unexpected happens, Siemian's role will likely remain the same in 2021.

4. Ian Book

The Saints drafted Notre Dame's Ian Book in the third round of this year's draft. A 2020 third-team All-ACC player, he registered 2,830 passing yards and 15 TDs (with only 3 INTs) in his final college season, The Saints will likely want to protect Book until they feel confident that he's ready for NFL action, so we may not see him play meaningful downs this season.

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