The New Orleans Saints will have tough decisions to make this offseason.
There’s no denying the New Orleans Saints will have to get rid of at least a few fan favorites. With the season coming to an end, fan favorites often turn into hard decisions for coaches and general managers.
Some decisions are easy to make, but others could turn into grueling situations in which multiple parties remain unhappy. That said, let’s break down some tough decisions New Orleans may have to make in the near future.
Number One: Kiko Alonso
Kiko Alonso was acquired via a trade with the Miami Dolphins on September 1, 2019 for Vince Biegel.
Alonso, 29, had just 31 tackles in 2019 in a backup/spot starter role with the team. The New Orleans Saints need to create cap space more than ever this offseason with big contracts set to expire and releasing Alonso would free up about six million in cap space.
Alonso is very injury prone and his offseason is going to be filled with treatments as he will be recovering from a torn ACL he suffered in the Wild Card round against the Minnesota Vikings as well.
Alonso is almost 30 and bouncing back from a significant injury will be hard to do. I think the Saints should opt to release Alonso and find some cheaper options elsewhere, potentially in the upcoming draft.