Number Two: Lack of Significant Depth
The New Orleans Saints have several players over the age of 30 including key players like Janoris Jenkins, Malcolm Jenkins, Drew Brees, and Emmanuel Sanders. If any of those players go down, I’m not sure if the Saints have good enough depth to stay at a high level of play.
Marshon Lattimore and Janoris Jenkins are the two starting cornerbacks for the Saints, but their backups include an average PJ Williams, a 32-year-old Patrick Robinson and an inexperienced Deatrich Nicols.
That’s just not an ideal combination for sustained success on the edge.
Losing a starting cornerback could be lethal in a loaded NFC South. If Brees goes down again in 2020 as he did in 2019, who will the Saints turn to as the quarterback? Also if anything happens to Lattimore, this team will be easily shredded.
Too many questions surround the Saints’ depth beyond the starters and that could prove to be a firm reason as to why the Saints could struggle in 2020.