New Orleans Saints: Who should replace Andrus Peat?
After a long time New Orleans Saints center Max Unger announced retirement, the Saints wasted no time in signing ex-Vikings center Nick Easton to ta 4-year, $24-million contract. Easton went on to miss the entire 2018 season after having surgery on a herniated disc in his neck.
The Saints went on to draft Erik McCoy in the 2019 draft, and therefore, Easton became a backup center.
The number one pro is that his teammates have confidence in the veteran leadership of Easton. Brett Martel of the Washington Post quoted Terron Armstead, “We’ve got veteran guys who have been in this league for a while and have done it,” Armstead said. “That’s encouraging. We’ve got confidence in all those guys.”
I think the No. 1 con keeping Easton from replacing Peat is not his injuries or even his talent. The biggest reason is he is a natural blocking center, not a guard. The Saints also have seven-year veteran Patrick Omameh to backup Clapp too.