It’s that time of year again — the time of year in which NFL teams are looking for any way possible to improve their rosters. For some teams this talent will come through the NFL Draft, for others it will come through the free agency period. One thing is for certain, however, and that is that every team will make an attempt at improvement by the time the 2014-15 NFL season rolls around.
The New Orleans Saints are a team that has a lot of talent on the roster, however, there is no doubt that the team could still improve in a few crucial areas. One of these areas, surprisingly, is the quarterback position. I’m not implying the team needs to send Drew Brees packing, but what the team does need to do is start thinking about the future. Brees is much closer to the end of his career than the beginning, and at age 35, it’s time the Saints start thinking about life after Brees.
This year’s NFL draft crop has plenty of players at the quarterback position that New Orleans should take a look at. The team needs someone young that can sit and learn behind Brees and shine after Brees. One guy that comes to mind could be San Jose State‘s David Fales. Fales is a lot like Brees, in that he doesn’t have a huge arm, but what he lacks in arm strength is made up for by the fact that his accuracy and poise are among the best in class. Or perhaps the team will continue its tradition of going after Eastern Illinois QB Jimmy Garoppolo. Garoppolo has a stronger arm than Brees, and his release is just as quick. The truth is, both of those guys could really benefit from sitting behind Brees until it’s their turn to shine.
To be honest, nobody really knows what the Saints are going to do in the upcoming draft. However, there is no doubt that the team needs to start thinking about the future.