Today we bring you our third edition of our 2022 NFL Draft Match-Maker. Only this time, only Quarterbacks allowed.
Malik Willis to the New York Giants:
There is not a team in the NFL that needs an infusion of excitement more than the New York Giants. Whether it is the quarterback play of Daniel Jones or the mundane play-calling from Jason Garrett, the Giants offense has been borderline unwatchable.
Malik Willis may be the most exciting player in college football. Willis, a converted cornerback, has the athletic ability to stretch a defense. Imagine a pairing of Malik Willis and Saquon Barkley in the Giants backfield on a zone-read–who do you take?
Furthermore, Willis has a cannon for an arm. Willis will open up the passing game with Kenny Golladay and Kadarius Toney in tow.
The Giants have two early 1st round picks, and I imagine they use one of those to target their new franchise quarterback.
Matt Corral to the Carolina Panthers:
It certainly feels like the Panthers’ front office and coaching staff are tiring of their current quarterback situation.
If you recall, the Panthers thought they had a deal ironed out to deal for Matthew Stafford before the Rams swooped in and struck a deal with the Lions.
The Panthers then turned their attention to Sam Darnold. Darnold’s debut in Carolina was an unmitigated disaster.
The return of Cam Newton brought some buzz but ultimately fizzled.
Where does Carolina go from here? We know that they have been linked to DeShaun Watson throughout the year. If the Panthers shy away from trading for a veteran and look toward the draft, Matt Corral out of Ole Miss could fit the bill.
Carson Strong to the Washington Franchise Team:
The Washington Franchise Team has not had a Franchise quarterback in quite some time. Washington planned to trot out Ryan Fitzpatrick this season, but one game in, and a hip injury ended Fitz-magic before it started.
Taylor Heinicke has played fine, but it doesn’t feel like Washington is confident in their current quarterback situation.
Enter in Carson Strong. Strong has the physical tools that NFL teams covet. As long as Strong’s medical checks out, he has all the makings of a 1st round pick.
I believe Washington turns the page at the quarterback position again, and this time, it is Carson Strong taking the reigns.
Sam Howell to the New Orleans Saints:
The first season for the New Orleans Saints in the post-Drew Brees era has not gone well. Jameis Winston was fine, but ultimately was injured and out for the season.
Taysom Hill has taken over the quarterback duties, but not many believe Hill’s style of play can work long-term in the NFL.
My best guess is that Sean Payton wants to return his offense to what it looked like under Drew Brees.
Sam Howell was in line to be a top-five back before the season, but he lost so many offensive pieces to the 2021 NFL Draft that his play fell off.
Howell fits the bill of the point guard to guide his offense, and I believe he could be the true successor to Drew Brees in the Bayou.