The New Orleans Saints shouldn’t sign Kenny Stills if cut by Dolphins
Potential on team
It’s not just that they have the bodies on the team. It’s that those players on their roster are both talented and young. Still, 27, has a few good seasons left, but players like Emmanuel Butler could be great in the league for a decade to come.
Butler, who may be one of the players cut to add Stills, has been turning heads over the past few months.
Butler, Humphrey, and Cobbs Jr. are both under 25. Two of the three are also 6-foot-4, helping create mismatches all over the field. Humphrey, who has used his height to secure multiple 30-year-plus receptions, may not even make the cut regardless of Stills’ addition.
That said, the team is going to need a replacement for Ted Ginn Jr. in the next few seasons and 27-year-old Stills isn’t going to be their long-term desire. At 34, Ginn Jr. only has a few seasons left as a top speedster in the league.
Add in the fact that the Saints have numerous young talents that they believe in, and it becomes simpler to understand why they may pass on Stills. However, Stills would be an ideal addition if Payton wants an additional slot specialist.
It’s really going to be based on what head coach Sean Payton feels is best for the long-term health of the team. Stills may seem like a great addition, but these young, talented and unproven receivers may be ready to take their game to the next level.
The Saints certainly don’t want to be asking themselves “what if” on these players in the next half a decade.