The New Orleans Saints could be eyeing a rookie quarterback to replace Drew Brees
By Bob Garcia
A University of Florida QB headed to the NFL Draft has drawn interest from the Saints
Drew Brees’ replacement as primary quarterback for the New Orleans Saints has been imminent since he announced his retirement a few weeks ago. As is well known, the Saints are preparing to enter the 2021 NFL Draft with the No. 28 pick and The University of Florida’s Kyle Trask is not set to be a first-round pick, but the Saints still have him in their sights. They have reportedly shown interest in acquiring the player in the second or even third round.
At the moment, many decisions have been unexpected, such as when Pro Bowl point guard Larry Warford was let go, only for the Saints to later select Cesar Ruiz. For many times this past college football season, Kyle Trask was in the Heisman conversation. Although he may not have taken home the award, Trask’s numbers and performance in his final season at Florida were outstanding. In addition to 43 touchdowns and eight interceptions, Trask was also able to throw for over 4,200 yards in his final season. It is no secret that Trask’s arm strength is incredible, which makes him a very capable athlete for the sport.
Even if Trask is not considered to have top-level potential, it has become clear that, if he stays in the right system, he may be able to thrive in the future and be a key player for the NFL community. He will most likely not be asked to start right away, but rather understand the speed of the NFL game behind Jameis Winston in his first season. The need to find a long-term quarterback has become a priority for the Saints, and perhaps Trask could be the right choice.