Prime year for many important players
Drew Brees may be finding his second prime and the team is filled with players getting into their natural NFL strides. Could Michael Thomas be entering his prime in just his second season? That may be an overreaction, but his rookie season was beyond promising.
Thomas has already earned the No. 1 receiver spot and catching passes form Drew Brees will make any wife out hit his prime early.
Cameron Jordan wreaks more and more havoc with each passing year, earning Pro Bowl nods and top-five defensive end statistics last season. Pro Bowl running back Mark Ingram is 27 and has a nice mix of veteran knowledge with a high motor.
Adrian Peterson will further improve Ingram’s prime development, as the future Hall of Famer can help Ingram attain the keys to become an elite NFL back.
Once Max Unger gets healthy, the prolific center will be in his prime as well, making him even more important for the offensive fortress. Delvin Breaux may only have two more highly productive seasons left in him if the NFL cornerback trend continues.
But those two seasons will most likely happen in 2017 and 2018, which is more than promising.
A roster highlighted by players entering, and coming off of, their best stretch of football is a roster that wins a lot of games. This season for the Saints is promising for that reason alone, and double digit wins could be on the horizon. If they are, then the playoffs are soon to follow.