The New Orleans Saints have won the NFC South each of the past three seasons, but several factors could play a role in a performance decline in 2020.
It comes without much thought needed that Sean Payton and the Saints’ front office have done a great job rebuilding the team and creating a consistently good football team. This team will pretty much always be competitive even if they have a down season.
The NFC South as a whole is creating a lot of buzz this offseason, and the Saints may be the one team every season who looks good on paper but ultimately flops during the season. Over the last few seasons, they’ve crushed it, finishing 13-3 a season ago.
However, many of their stars, including quarterback Drew Brees is aging. With other factors coming into play, this season could be different than fans had initially hoped for. While we hope not, there may be a few reasons we could see a downward spiral.
On paper, they added 49ers’ wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders, Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins and then drafted Cesar Ruiz to shore up their offensive line. This team is looking as good as ever, but things aren’t always as they seem.
That said, here are three reasons why the Saints may struggle in 2020.