There is some uncertainty surrounding what the New Orleans Saints plan on doing in the 2020 NFL Draft. Among the choices they could make, New Orleans is “not afraid” to select a quarterback in the first round.
“I think that any time you have a chance to get a quality quarterback prospect, regardless of your quarterback situation, you’d like to take advantage of that,” Loomis said, via the team’s website. “For us, it hasn’t come. There hasn’t been the match where we’re picking with a prospect that we really like. Our approach is exactly the same this year: If there’s someone there that we really like and have a vision for at the time we’re picking, then we’re not afraid to pull that trigger.”
Despite re-signing Drew Brees this offseason, the Saints understand that they need to begin looking toward the future. Even though they've shown confidence in Taysom Hill to be the heir apparent to Brees, New Orleans could add another quarterback to the roster.
In all likelihood, the Saints aren't going to have a shot at Joe Burrow, Tua Tagovailoa, or Justin Herbert. However, they could become interested in possibly taking Utah State's Jordan Love in the first round.
On the other hand, they could target someone like Mason Fine in the later rounds. Fine spoke to New Orleans in the pre-draft process and was seen working out with Brees earlier this offseason.
Regardless of their current quarterback situation, the Saints realize that having multiple starters can be a valuable asset to have. While some fans clamor for New Orleans to build around Brees, they could be drafting someone that plays the same position as him in the NFL Draft.