New Orleans Saints: Vonn Bell named 54th-best free agent by PFF
The New Orleans Saints community loves Vonn Bell, but in Pro Football Focus’ recent updated free agency rankings, he’s not listed in the top 50.
The 2020 free agency period is going to be telling for many reasons. For the New Orleans Saints, they’ll just be hoping to retain their key players from a season ago.
The 13-3 roster would easily repeat as NFC South champs if they were able to retain the bulk of their talent. However, they have multiple free agents, one of which is safety Vonn Bell. Bell is one of a few key secondary players on the market, another being Eli Apple.
According to Pro Football Focus, Bell is the 54th-best player and is the ninth-best safety. In PFF’s top 50, there are 16 safeties listed. Bell’s former teammate D.J. Swearinger, a free safety unlike Bell who is a strong safety, also cracked the top 100.
Bell just completed his fourth season in the league.
After easily his best season in the NFL, Bell should be a more sought after free agent. He more than doubled his career fumble recoveries. He had his first career interceptions and tied his career-high in solo tackles. Bell also ended the season tied for 11th among safeties in receptions allowed.
The 2019 season was certainly a successful one for the 25-year-old former Ohio State Buckeye. It’s odd to see him not ranked with the top-50 spots, but at the end of the day, that could bode well for the Saints.
If he’s slept on in free agency, they could potentially sign him for less. He’s a superstar in the making, and it’ll be great for the future of New Orleans if they can bring him back for the long-term future.
The Saints are looking at two of their key secondary players not being retained. That could be an issue, and they could avoid a tremendous dip in talent by re-signing Bell.