SHOCKING! New Orleans Saints Reportedly Tried To Sign Retired NFL Stars To Solve Their QB Crisis

Published 12/26/2021, 2:25 PM EST
Dec 2, 2021; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; Dallas Cowboys defensive end Tarell Basham (93) tackles New Orleans Saints quarterback Taysom Hill (7) during the first half at Caesars Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports | Reuters


Earlier this week, a COVID crisis broke out at the New Orleans Saints camp. A mid-season injury is obviously fatal which is why the New Orleans-based side is currently on the market on the lookout for a QB. So far, some shocking names have been considered by the Saints.

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Last week, the New Orleans Saints garnered attention for all the right reason when they stunned the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with a shutdown 9-0 win. Saints fans across the world heralded it as a moment of turnaround but alas, it wasn’t meant to be. Within a couple of days after the historic win, a COVID crisis outbreak happened in the Saints camp which has potentially derailed their campaign

Nov 14, 2021; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram (14) runs for a touchdown during the second half against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports| Reuters

According to the latest reports, the following players have been put on the NFL’s Reserve/COVID 19 list by the New Orleans Saints – Guard James Carpenter, linebacker Kaden Elliss, safety Jeff Heath, quarterback Taysom Hill, defensive end Jalyn Holmes, safety Malcolm Jenkins, tackle Jordan Mills, defensive tackle Christian Ringo, quarterback Trevor Siemian, tight end Adam Trautman, and tight end Juwan Johnson.

Former NFL stars Drew Brees and Philip Rivers were contacted by the New Orleans Saints

Losing both their starting QBs at this crucial point called for immediate signings. They started off by signing journeyman QB Blake Bortles but even that is not enough. They can’t completely rely on a rookie QB (Ian Book) and a player with negligible match practice.

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Another signing is crucial which is why the Saints apparently decided to contact Drew Brees and Philip Rivers, former NFL stars. As per Nick Underhill of WWLTV, Brees respectfully declined the offer by sending a photo of him enjoying golf. The status of Phillips, on the other hand, is still unclear.

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Who do you think should the Saints approach next? Drop-in your suggestions below.

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Suresh Menon

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Suresh Menon is an NFL and Football writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing BMM from St Xavier's College with his specialization in Advertising. Juventus is his favorite soccer club and he one day plans to go to Italy and watch a Juve match live.

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