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New Orleans Saints Back-Up Quarterbacks Below League Average

Say your prayers every night for Drew Brees not to get hurt.

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Drew Brees is a future Hall of Famer, but beyond him sent a myriad of question marks at the Quarterback position.

Taysom Hill has never taken a snap in the regular season.

Tom Savage has, but we all wish he hadn’t.

JT Barrett has never even appeared in the preseason.

This uninspiring trio is likely why Bleacher Report ranked the New Orleans Saints back-up QB situation 19th overall in the NFL:

Savage embarrassed himself in seven starts for the Texans last season and has put up ugly numbers since coming into the league as a fourth-round pick in 2014. He’s best suited as a third-stringer, which might be the case if Hill continues to shine this offseason.

Hill gets points for potential because he’s an exciting young player who did big things last preseason in Green Bay. But he’s still an undrafted 27-year-old with zero career regular-season pass attempts under his belt.

Undrafted rookie J.T. Barrett also has some upside after a huge career at Ohio State, but he’s at best a long-term project as a passer.

They won’t likely survive without Brees, but they could at least get a better feel for their future at that position.

At this point, there’s no real certainty as to who will be Brees’s primary back-up in 2018 or as to exactly how many Quarterbacks the Saints will carry into the season.

So what says you, Who Dat Nation? Who do you think would give the Saints the best chance at winning as a back-up to Drew Brees? Who do you think the Saints front office tabs as the back-up? Is it the same player? Let us know in the comments. Send me presents.