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Saints Gamesmanship created the Taysom Hill Buzz

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By Kyle T. Mosley | SI

The New Orleans Saints are masterful for creating exciting plays and dramatic finishes over the years. Through all of the dramatic flare, the Saints fans are clamoring for another Super Bowl Championship. They want another “Party with the Lombardi.” However, the latest developments with the Saints quarterback situation have the Who Dat Nation very concerned.

Drew Brees is pondering retirement. Teddy Bridgewater is an unrestricted free agent. Now, Taysom Hill (restricted free agent) believes he is worth franchise quarterback consideration. The team has 27 free agents and may battle a holdout from a star player requesting a well-deserved contract extension. There are many personnel moves Mickey Loomis, and the Saints will juggle the next few months. The major goal for New Orleans is to decide on the leadership at quarterback.

The direction of the team is in question. Drew Brees has had 14 seasons as the leader in New Orleans. Aside from his many historical performances as the Saints’ unquestioned leader, the team has captured only one Super Bowl title. Brees is a beloved figure in the Crescent City. The last decade has been a study on lost opportunities for the Saints.

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Burning Saints offseason questions: What moves can be made to create salary cap space?

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By John Hendrix | SI

If you didn't know by now, the New Orleans Saints are some of the NFL's best at maneuvering the salary cap. Mickey Loomis and Khai Harley continue to do great work in the front office, and it allows Sean Payton's team to stay competitive and bring in some good free agents year after year. This offseason proves to be no different for New Orleans, who has several decisions to make to create more salary cap space. There are a few cap-saving angles they could pursue to get there, but let's first review their top hits of 2020.

  1. Drew Brees, QB - $21.3 million ($10.5 million in signing bonus + $5.4 million restructure bonus)
  2. Terron Armstead, OT - $15.9 million ($10.7 million base)
  3. Michael Thomas, WR - $15 million ($11 million base)
  4. Larry Warford, OG - $12.875 million ($7.65 million base)
  5. Janoris Jenkins, CB - $11.25 million ($10.15 million base)
  6. Demario Davis, LB - $9.9 million ($7.35 million base)
  7. Jared Cook, TE - $9 million ($7 million base)
  8. Cameron Jordan, DE - $8.347 million ($1.5 million base)
  9. Sheldon Rankins, DT - $7.69 million (all base)
  10. Kiko Alonso, LB - $6.4 million ($6.375 million base)
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2020 NFL Free Agency: Is Danny Amendola the best the Lions have to offer?

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By John Sigler | Saints Wire

The New Orleans Saints are hard at work in drawing up their offseason strategy, and we’re following along with a daily survey of every NFL team’s pending free agents. This series will take us right up to the beginning of unrestricted free agency’s legal tampering period and help give a better idea of which players may be on the market, as well as which teams will be contending for the Saints in checking off their roster needs. Next up is the Detroit Lions. Here’s who may be available in March:
  • WR Danny Amendola
  • DT Mike Daniels
  • SS Tavon Wilson
  • P Sam Martin
  • CB Rashaan Melvin
  • WR Jermaine Kearse
  • DT A’Shawn Robinson
  • T Oday Aboushi
  • LS Don Muhlbach
  • TE Logan Thomas
  • G Graham Glasgow
  • S Miles Killebrew
  • QB Jeff Driskel
  • DT Darius Kilgo
  • DE Jamie Meder
  • CB Michael Ford (ERFA)
  • CB Dee Virgin (ERFA)
  • RB J.D. McKissic (RFA)
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Ideal Target for Every NFL Team in Free Agency

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By Brent Sobleski | B/R

The hope for every NFL team is one key free-agent signing will push it to the next tier of success.

Franchises should never build through free agency, but a well-placed veteran can make a significant impact. For example, Tyrann Mathieu's addition to the Kansas City Chiefs lineup helped create a Super Bowl-caliber defense.

Judicious signings can create an advantage.

Before going any further, one must acknowledge certain big-name targets will never hit the open market. It's hard to envision quarterbacks Dak Prescott, Drew Brees and Tom Brady playing for any other team. Current teams will also desperately try to re-sign some of their best players at other positions before they become available to the rest of the league.

Furthermore, the idea of an "ideal target" in free agency insinuates the inclusion of a player not previously with the team. New additions bring excitement to potentially fill problem areas.

As such, the following are perfect free-agent matches.

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New Orleans Saints 2017 NFL Draft retrospective

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By Nathan Beighle | Fansided

How should New Orleans Saints feel about their 2017 NFL Draft class after three years? We take a deep dive into it.

The 2016 New Orleans Saints season finished with one of their only losing records of the decade. They went 7-9 in that season and finished third in the NFC South and were left out of the 2016-17 NFL playoffs.

Drew Brees ended up being their only Pro-Bowler. Therefore, the New Orleans Saints had a lot of work to do to gear up for the next season. That year, they also ended up losing G Jahri Evans, CB B.W. Webb, and RB Tim Hightower in the offseason.

They started out the rebuilding process by signing G Larry Warford from Detroit, LB...

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Predicting possible landing spots for Teddy Bridgewater

  • News source: Chris Dunnells
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Drew Brees is returning as the starting quarterback for the New Orleans Saints. With that news comes the logical conclusion that 2019 backup Teddy Bridgewater will be a 2020 starting quarterback for another team. That begs the question then: where will Teddy sign this offseason? The Cincinnati Bengals seem to be a lock to draft LSU QB Joe Burrow and the Tennessee Titans are likely to retain Ryan Tannehill at quarterback, if only on a franchise tag. So let’s look at...
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Saints Twitter reactions to Drew Brees announcing his return for the 2020 season

  • News source: Chris Dunnells
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It’s a big deal when a future Hall of Famer announces he is returning for another year and forgoing retirement. Such is the case when Drew Brees announced via Instagram his anticipated return for the 2020 season with the New Orleans Saints, and Saints Twitter took notice.
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Fleur-de-Links, February 19: Drew Brees officially returning in 2020, Taysom Hill and Teddy Bridgewater have uncertain futures

  • News source: Adam Dunnells
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Drew Brees officially announces that he will return in 2020.

Taysom Hill says he does not want to leave New Orleans, but will not rule it out.

With Drew Brees returning in 2020, Teddy Bridgewater is likely to leave New Orleans.

While Sean Payton would like to keep all three quarterbacks, Teddy Bridgewater has a high ceiling and could leave New Orleans in 2020.

Drew Brees’ potential upside far outweighs his potential downside.

Drew Brees’ official 2020 return...
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Where to find Saints players during Mardi Gras: 8 players to ride in Krewe of Tucks

  • News source: BY KATELYN UMHOLTZ | Staff writer
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If you catch the sixth float during Krewe of Tucks on Saturday, you may spot a few Who Dat Nation celebrities handing out throws.

The krewe announced on its Facebook page Tuesday that the animated Dancing Friar float will have eight Saints players on it as it rolls sixth in the procession through Uptown. Those players include Terron Armstead, Cam Jordan, Austin Carr, Kaden Ellis, Tre’Quan Smith, David Onyemata, Nick Easton and Glenn Foster.


So far, it is the only...
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20 numbers that define Drew Brees career as he returns for his 20th season

  • News source: BY LUKE JOHNSON | Staff writer
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As if New Orleans needed another reason to party as Mardi Gras season nears its crescendo, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees announced his intention to return for a 20th NFL season Tuesday.

To commemorate that nice, round figure, here are 20 numbers that have defined the excellent first 19 years of Brees’ career.

4: Brees currently holds four career NFL passing records — completions (6,867), yards (77,416), touchdowns (547) and completion percentage (67.6)...
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Taysom Hill is glad to see Drew Brees back — even if that blocks his path to a starting job

  • News source: BY LUKE JOHNSON | Staff writer
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Drew Brees announced Tuesday that he was returning for his 20th NFL season, and though that effectively blocked Taysom Hill’s immediate path to becoming the New Orleans Saints starting quarterback, Hill was happy to hear the news.

Shortly after Brees broke the news, Hill appeared on ESPN reporter Adam Schefter’s podcast and spoke at length about his relationship with Brees and his own impending free agency.

Though Hill did not get into many specifics about the...
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Brees gives Saints good news, but the off-season remains complicated

  • News source: Les East
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Drew Brees is coming back.

The most productive passer in NFL history said on Instagram on Tuesday that he plans to play a 20th NFL season, his 15th with the Saints, in 2020.

That’s good news for New Orleans.

His return to the Saints is not in writing because he is scheduled to become a free agent on March 18 but it seems a foregone conclusion that he and the organization will have little trouble coming to terms.

Brees’ return was the least certain that it has...
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What Drew Brees' return means for Saints, Teddy Bridgewater and Taysom Hill

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METAIRIE, La. -- The New Orleans Saints just got their first win of 2020.

Drew Brees' decision to return for a 20th NFL season ensures that the Saints will remain among this year's top Super Bowl contenders after three straight years of gut-wrenching playoff exits.

But there are plenty of questions to be answered this offseason for a team that is slammed against the salary cap, starting with how Brees' return affects their other quarterbacks.

In a perfect world...
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Taysom Hill: I would love to play with Drew Brees again, am in no hurry to leave

  • News source: Charean Williams
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Drew Brees announced on Instagram earlier Tuesday that he will return for 2020. Some will view that as bad news for Taysom Hill.

It means Hill will not start for the Saints in 2020.

Hill, though, sees it as good news for Brees, the Saints and himself.

After the news of Brees’ return broke, Hill told Adam Schefter of ESPN that he already knew Brees was returning and “would love to play with Drew again.”

“At the end of the day, I look at Drew coming back and maybe...
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Brees return to Saints welcomed, appropriate

  • News source: Ken Trahan
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The deed is done. It is no surprise. It is welcome.

Drew Brees will return for at least another season to play his 20th season in the NFL and his 15th with the New Orleans Saints.

It has been amazing to watch Brees and to appreciate his brilliance.

Almost as amazing is to listen to and read some of the criticism of Brees on some fronts over the past few months. It is as though observers have short-term memories or have simply ignored what has transpired.

Since...
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Drew Brees returning to Saints for 2020 season: See how social media reacted

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Drew Brees is returning to play for a 20th season in the NFL, and New Orleans Saints teammates and fans took to social media to share their excitement after his announcement.

Take a look below:
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Drew Brees is coming back to the Saints ... now what? Some questions still need answers

  • News source: BY LUKE JOHNSON | Staff writer
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There was one major question lingering over the New Orleans Saints' heads this offseason, and now it has an answer: Drew Brees announced Tuesday he will return for his 20th NFL season.

To be sure, this is a happy outcome for the Saints, who not only received a shot in the arm for their Super Bowl hopes, but will get at least one more season to celebrate the greatest player who has ever worn their uniform. But Brees’ decision to return does also generate a few more...
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With Drew Brees staying, how much will he cost the Saints?

  • News source: Mike Florio
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At $244.7 million and counting, Drew Brees will surpass Peyton Manning ($248.7 million) and Eli Manning ($252.3 million) in career earnings this year. It remains to be seen, however, whether Brees will hold off Tom Brady, who at $235.2 million is only $9.5 million behind.

The answer will come from how much Brees makes this season — and how much Brady will make. Unlike Brady, Brees has made it clear that he’s staying with the Saints. Which means that he’ll take...
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BREAKING: Drew Brees to play in 2020

  • News source: Chris Dunnells
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Drew Brees is returning to the New Orleans Saints for the 2020 season, ready to “make another run” for a Super Bowl instead of choosing to hang up his cleats.

Drew recently took to Instagram to share his thoughts:

What this means for the future of Teddy Bridgewater and/or Taysom Hill in New Orleans is to be determined, but stay tuned for additional updates.
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