New Orleans Saints
Why would they make the trade? Drew Brees isn’t getting younger, nor is the Saints Super Bowl caliber core. Although the Saints have Teddy Bridgewater and Taysom Hill sitting behind Brees competing to take the starting spot after he’s gone, neither has the raw potential that Rosen has.
If Sean Payton wants to develop yet another talented quarterback after Brees retires, Rosen projects as his best chance of doing so. His refined, yet often head-scratching game could be developed for another season as Brees continues to defy father time. His cheap rookie contract would also be nice to have as the Saints’ young-core projects to get expensive soon.
Why wouldn’t they make the trade? Teddy Bridgewater. Despite the fact that he hasn’t played meaningful snaps since 2015, the Saints like what they see in the 26-year-old as they’ve resigned him through the 2019 season. The Saints may also want to keep their trade assets to add win-now players to their currently competitive roster.
What are their trade assets looking like? In the first four rounds of the ’19 draft, the Saints currently hold the 62nd pick. Yep, that’s it. In terms of tradeable players, there aren’t many that the Saints will likely give up. This trade likely won’t happen unless they add in high 2020 picks.