The New Orleans Saints’ Contract Breakdown: Secondary
The secondary has been one of the bigger issues for the Saints ever since 2013. The team thought they had the answer with Jairus Byrd, but it looks like a finished project. We take a look at that and just how the contracts look for the New Orleans Saints secondary right now.
When it comes to the secondary, the Saints are actually in a different situation than usually. Over the years money has been dished out to several free agents like Keenan Lewis, Jabari Greer, Jairus Byrd, and Brandon Browner. The team has always spend a solid amount on limiting the opposing passing yards, but now it’s different.
The secondary contracts currently counts $21,229,763 against the total cap. That is 14.50% of the total cap, which isn’t a lot. It places the Saints about $3 million under the league average and just about $17 million under the league leading secondary spenders up in Seattle.
Much of this has to do with the current amount of injuries and the Saints recent mistakes. This has also happened because of the big dead cap, which limits the Saints from making bigger signings.
Let’s break it down and take a look at the individual contracts for the 2016 season.