Sean Payton ‘Doesn’t See’ a 2018 QB Prospect Like Andrew Luck, Carson Wentz

Sean Payton ‘Doesn’t See’ a 2018 QB Prospect Like Andrew Luck, Carson Wentz

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton arrives at the funeral service for NFL New Orleans Saints owner and NBA New Orleans Pelicans owner Tom Benson in New Orleans, Friday, March 23, 2018. Benson died last Thursday at the age of 90. (AP Photo/Derick Hingle)

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Assuming Sean Payton isn’t putting up a smokescreen, it does not appear the New Orleans Saints will be selecting a quarterback early in the 2018 NFL Draft. 

“I don’t see Luck in this draft, and I don’t see Carson Wentz, who I liked a lot coming into the draft,” the Saints head coach told Peter King of The MMQB. “I’d feel a little bit uneasy if I were at the top of this draft and I decided I had to have a quarterback. The pressure to get a quarterback is so great in this league, I get that. But we can’t create ’em. I wouldn’t be surprised if only one of these guys is left standing in four or five years, and if so, I’d guess it would be Sam Darnold.”

Darnold and Josh Allen are believed to be the Cleveland Browns‘ likeliest choices for the No. 1 overall pick in this month’s draft. While there could be as many as five quarterbacks taken in the first half of Thursday’s Round 1, the fact no signal-caller has established himself as far and away the best prospect has caused some doubt to creep in.


This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.

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April 16, 2018 at 04:55AM


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