Five New Orleans Saints who disappointed us in 2015

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Dec 27, 2015; New Orleans, LA, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Allen Robinson (15) catches a 90-yard touchdown pass while defended by New Orleans Saints cornerback Brandon Browner (39) in the second half at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 27, 2015; New Orleans, LA, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Allen Robinson (15) catches a 90-yard touchdown pass while defended by New Orleans Saints cornerback Brandon Browner (39) in the second half at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports /
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Dec 27, 2015; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints cornerback Brandon Browner (39) is introduced prior to a game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 27, 2015; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints cornerback Brandon Browner (39) is introduced prior to a game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports /

Brandon Browner

Having won Super Bowls with two other squads before joining the New Orleans Saints, Brandon Browner was supposed to help solidify the team’s secondary. Unfortunately, it was the exact opposite.

Browner finished with a Pro Football Focus grade of -43.7 on 1,039 snaps, which was the lowest on the team and worst out of 118 total cornerbacks. Opposing quarterbacks finished with a 122.5 QB Rating against Browner. Season totals saw Browner targeted 88 times, and receivers finished with 56 receptions, 964 yards, and 7 touchdowns. Opposing receivers also had 382 yards after the catch, which was 3rd highest among cornerbacks.

Browner signed a 3-year, $15 million contract with the team, which guaranteed him $7.75 million. Twitter feuds, reporter and locker room run-ins, and some questionable plays on the field have all left us wondering why Browner was tabbed a captain of the defense. Saints fans have little to no love for him, and made it a point to boo Browner in the home season finale against Jacksonville after being introduced as a starter.

Given the recent news of Sean Payton staying, Drew Brees’ optimism about contract negotiations, and Mark Ingram’s health, things easily look up for next season. However, we’re likely to never forget the big misses of 2015.

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