The 2018 NFL Draft is exactly nine months away and the early favorite to be the No. 1 pick is USC quarterback Sam Darnold, with two more quarterbacks — Wyoming’s Josh Allen and UCLA’s Josh Rosen — also in the mix. A season of college football could certainly throw other prospects toward the top, but for now, it looks like April will be a good time for a team in need of a quarterback.
There’s a strong chance that the team that earns the first selection in the NFL draft will need a new passer under center. But which team will that be?
The teams that finished with the worst records in 2016 are a good place to start looking for candidates, but fortunes change quickly in the NFL. There’s always a chance that the wheels will fall for other teams.
Still, the likeliest teams to tank in 2017 are exactly who you’d expect:
He arrived the year after Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans and within four seasons navigated them into Super Bowl champions.
If his defense rises, he thinks the Saints can compete for that glory once again. Meet his obsession.
The offense once again looks lethal, and Peterson adds one more tantalizing weapon.
“He’s in tremendous shape, I just visited with him in the locker room, and I can say there is something still burning within him to get a chance to play in ‘that game,’ Payton said. “Every once in a while in this league, you get a unique player who you hope gets the chance to do that.”
The Saints open the regular season on Sept. 11 in a Monday night battle at the Minnesota Vikings, against Peterson’s old team.