New Orleans Saints: Top 6 most important offseason moves
Re-structure Janoris Jenkins
The New Orleans Saints saw cornerback Eli Apple go down with an injury in week 15 of the regular season. Simultaneously, the New York Giants released Janoris Jenkins for off-field social media issues.
The match was made, and it turned out to be perfect.
The Saints signed Jenkins after week 15, he didn’t play much in week 16 and then started in week 17 and the Wild Card round of the playoffs. He impressed fans so much that they rave to keep the eighth-year cornerback.
The only problem with Jenkins. He has one year left on his contract and the New Orleans Saints are set to pay him over $10 million going into next year. That is a huge chunk of money that the Saints could use elsewhere.
Therefore, in order to keep Jenkins as a starting cornerback, the New Orleans Saints need to re-structure Jenkins contract 1) to include a long term deal that surpasses just next year, and 2) bring his money down to around $5-6 million per year.