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Predicting the NFC South quarterbacks for 2020

Some new names could be entering the division.

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We’ve mock drafted the 2020 NFL Draft until it can’t be mocked any more. We’ve mocked the entire offseason. We’ve predicted the 2020 Saints quarterbacks. But now, let’s predict now just the starting quarterback for New Orleans, but all four teams in the NFC South.

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New Orleans Saints - Drew Brees

This one is now confirmed. Drew Brees is returning. Who plays behind him (or splits time with him at quarterback) is to be determined, but Drew will be the starting quarterback for the New Orleans Saints in 2020.

Atlanta Falcons - Matt Ryan

The Atlanta Falcons’ quarterback scenario is the easiest to predict of the lot. Matt Ryan is under contract with the Falcons through 2023, and there’s no chance Matty Ice isn’t scheduled as the starting quarterback in Atlanta to start the 2020 season - barring injury, of course.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Philip Rivers

Our first prediction that gets a little crazy. In this prediction, the Buccaneers opt to let Jameis Winston walk in free agency and instead choose to sign new Florida resident, Philip Rivers. Bruce Arians’s offense can be difficult grasp, so bringing in a savvy veteran like Rivers could be just the step needed to take Tampa Bay to the next step offensively with weapons like Mike Evans and Chris Godwin.

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Carolina Panthers - Tua Tagovailoa

Forget what the team has been saying recently. If the Panthers want to trade Cam Newton, they would need say he’s capable of starting in order to build up his trade value. So my last off-the-wall prediction has the Carolina Panthers trading up into the top ten of the 2020 NFL Draft to select Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. The Panthers, with a new head coach in Matt Rhule, decide to trade Cam Newton (maybe to the Chicago Bears?) to bring in a quarterback that fits with their new offensive scheme. Kyle Allen and Will Grier aren’t the answer longterm - so the Panthers move up to draft the former Heisman runner-up.