Should the New Orleans Saints make a run at Logan Ryan?
Logan Ryan will not be headed back to Tennessee. Should the New Orleans Saints make a pitch to one of the league’s premier cornerbacks?
There were a tad bit of rumors surrounding Logan Ryan to the New Orleans Saints last season. Around the trade deadline, the team needed to improve their cornerback depth and eventually opted to add Janoris Jenkins instead.
For Ryan, any deal that would’ve sent him packing from a Titans team that made a late-season push for the playoffs was going to cost far too much. Ryan was a star on the last year of his contract and could’ve changed a team’s entire secondary.
Now a free agent, Ryan announced on Instagram that he won’t be headed back to the Tennessee Titans. That opens the question of whether or not the Saints should make a pitch to the star corner.
The Saints, after giving Andrus Peat and Taysom Hill new, high-value contracts along with Drew Brees’ massive deal don’t have the cap space to give Ryan what his market value is.
However, if the team deals Larry Warford, they may be able to free up just enough to secure Ryan somewhere near his true value. The team’s biggest need still this offseason is added cornerback depth.
Ryan was underwhelmingly ranked the 17th-best cornerback on the market this offseason by WalterFootball.com, and with teams having used the bulk of their cap space, he may be a cheap signing after all.
Last season, Ryan had four interceptions and 18 pass deflections. He also totaled 113 tackles and 73 solo tackles. The seven-year veteran was ranked t11th in interceptions and second in total tackles among AFC defensive backs.
He’s capable, and if he’s willing to take a pay cut, the Saints should absolutely seek him out. He could easily slot in as the team’s second-best corner, in front of Janoris Jenkins and behind Marshon Lattimore.