New Orleans Saints: Ranking the team’s four worst decisions this offseason

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Number One: Re-signing Andrus Peat

The New Orleans Saints had a series of questions amongst themselves when it came to which players they would be bringing back to the organization in 2020.

One of the biggest surprises was when they opted to give guard Andrus Peat a five-year contract extension worth 57.5 million dollars and 33 million dollars of guaranteed money.

Don’t get me wrong — Peat has had his flashes of greatness, but for the most part Peat has been an average at best starting guard for the New Orleans Saints.

The main reason the Saints brought him back is because of his ability to play both tackle and guard positions, but the Saints certainly overpaid for that skill set.

Andrus Peat had a Pro Football Focus grade of 49.5 in 2019 and he also missed six games with a broken forearm. His missed block was the reason Drew Brees was injured and forced to miss five games in 2019, which is something that’s hard for Saints fans to forget.

The Saints weren’t wrong about bringing back the two-time Pro Bowler, but they should have saved a lot of that money and used it elsewhere.