It may very well end up that fans will remember the 2019-2020 New Orleans Saints as the best Saints team to accomplish nothing.
The New Orleans Saints had not one, not two, but three elite quarterbacks.
They had a running back with the all the Houdini-like qualities of a Barry Sanders. They had a receiver in Michael Thomas, who, at 26 years old, already looks to be a first-ballot Hall of Famer. They finally had a tight end who they could trust.
On top of all that, they had a sturdy defense capable of creating turnovers in crunch time.
And yet they still weren’t able to get it done. Not even in the Superdome, hosting a wildly inconsistent Kirk Cousins, were the New Orleans Saints able to render all the ups-and-downs of this past season worth it.
But rest assured Saints’ fans, all the turmoil and triumph of this season wasn’t for naught.
Although the Saints’ made it further in the playoffs last year than they did this season, it’s clear this roster was the stronger one, and this New Orleans Saints team was better than the 2018-2019 team.
That’s largely because this team had to overcome a bit more adversity than last year’s team did. And in order to hurdle what came their way, the Saints needed big contributions from unlikely sources.
Let’s hand out some end-of-season game balls.