3 reasons why the New Orleans Saints may struggle in 2020

TAMPA, FLORIDA - NOVEMBER 17: Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints looks on during a game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium on November 17, 2019 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
TAMPA, FLORIDA - NOVEMBER 17: Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints looks on during a game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium on November 17, 2019 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) /
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Number One: The Saints’ Roster Age

The New Orleans Saints currently hold the title of being the second oldest roster in the NFL at an average age of 26 years and 312 days old.

Age plays a massive role in the reliability of a player and the future of an organization.

Also, it’s more likely that players will face injury as they continue to age. While the Saints haven’t had too much trouble with that, injury has played a large part in their gameplan the last few seasons.

The Saints had only 18 players in 2019 who played all 16 regular-season games and the only starters to play every game included Taysom Hill, CJ Gardner-Johnson, Ted Ginn, Michael Thomas, Wil Lutz, Thomas Morstead, Ryan Ramczyk, Malcom Brown, Cam Jordan, Erick McCoy, and Demario Davis.

Having only eleven starters play all 16 games could be a tough pill to swallow in the ultra-competitive NFC South in 2020. With their top-two defenders both at least 30, it’ll be interesting to see if age and injury impacts this roster.

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