The New Orleans Saints’ Contract Breakdown: Secondary
Delvin Breaux, Cornerback
Breaux was supposed to be one of the most important players for the Saints this season. Because of the amazing play in his rookie season, Breaux had secured the #1 spot and solidified himself as one of the better up and coming cornerbacks in the NFL. Unfortunately for him and the Saints, Breaux suffered a broken fibula in the week one game against the Raiders. An injury that will keep him out for the first half of the season.
Coming down from the CFL, Breaux was a hot name on the market. Lots of teams scheduled workouts for him, but he eventually decided to go back home. Back to New Orleans where he grew up and where he suffered one of the most severe injuries you can possible suffer. The Saints signed him to a 3-year $1,587,000 with $150,000 guaranteed.
This is already a steal for the Saints, despite his recent injury. When Breaux is on the field he can cover the #1 receiver and make plays on the ball as well. The Saints should look to extend Breaux already after this season. Breaux is an incredible talent and could become one of the best cornerbacks in the league. Something the Saints really need.