LB- Leonard Floyd
Leonard Floyd was released by the Chicago Bears on March 17th following the signing of veteran pass rusher Robert Quinn.
Floyd, a 6-foot-5 240-pound linebacker, is one of the best linebackers on the market for his price. The Chicago Bears flat out didn’t fully tap into the potential of Floyd and it dampened his numbers a bit.
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The former first-round pick has 154 career tackles, 26 tackles for a loss, 108 solo tackles, 18.5 sacks, one forced fumble, three fumbles recovered, one interception, nine passes defended, two safeties, and two defensive touchdowns in his career.
The Georgia alum started all 54 career games he’s played in and was also selected to the PFWA All-Rookie team back in 2016. Floyd would also be a relatively cheap option. He was only paid 2.6 million dollars in 2019 and I’m certain he wouldn’t ask for much to play for a winning team.
The Saints need help at the linebacker position even more now following the loss of AJ Klein in free agency and the narrow miss of Jamie Collins who opted to sign with the Detroit Lions.
I’m confident Dennis Allen and a change of scenery would help the 27-year-old Leonard Floyd mold into the superstar prospect everyone thought he would be when he entered the league in 2016.