New Orleans Saints: Individually grading the team’s dominant offensive line
TERRON ARMSTEAD – TACKLE
GRADE: B +
Offensive Snaps Played: 935
Sacks Allowed: 0
PFF Grade: 80.0
2020 Status: Signed Through 2021
Terron Armstead has been anchoring the left side of the New Orleans Saints offensive line since being drafted in the 3rd round of the 2013 NFL Draft. Armstead has been known as doing great as long as he is healthy.
He’s missed 6 or more games in 4 of his first 7 years in the NFL. However, he played in 15 games in 2019.
Like Ramczyck, Armstead gave up no sacks all year, making the two tackles the only starting tackle duo to combine for zero sacks given up in 2019.
This is one of the best tackle duos, if not the best, the New Orleans Saints have ever had. Many Saints still regard Armstead of the top guy on the offensive line.
PFF’s grade dropped from 87.8 in 2018 to 80.0 in 2019. This could have decreased because of the high number of penalties. He and Ramczyk would have an even better rating if they could have been a bit more steady with penalties.
Armstead’s future could be with the Saints after his current contract, but his health may be a factor in not just the length, but how much included guaranteed money after the 2021 season.
In order to give him the big extension, the Saints’ front office may need to see if he can have consecutive healthy seasons first.