New Orleans Saints: 3 bold predictions for the uber-competitive NFC South

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - JANUARY 05: Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints in the huddle during the NFC Wild Card Playoff game against the Minnesota Vikings at Mercedes Benz Superdome on January 05, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - JANUARY 05: Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints in the huddle during the NFC Wild Card Playoff game against the Minnesota Vikings at Mercedes Benz Superdome on January 05, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images) /
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Number Two: Every starting back will hit 1,000 yards

The NFC South has some of the best running backs in the entire NFL.

The Saints have three-time Pro Bowler Alvin Kamara, the Panthers have the highest-paid running back in the NFL in Christian McCaffrey, the Falcons have newly acquired former first-round pick in Todd Gurley, and the Buccaneers have Ronald Jones Jr, who has shown a lot of potential.

Having a 1,000-yard rushing season is a sign of supreme excellence in the NFL and I truly think the entire running back corps in the NFC South could make it happen. Kamara has never logged a 1,000 yard rushing season, but he has also never rushed for less than 728 yards in a season.

Ronald Jones joins Kamara in never rushing for 1,000 yards, but in 2019, he logged 724 rushing yards on just 172 carries. McCaffrey and Gurley have both hit the 1,000-yard mark in their careers, McCaffrey doing it twice and Gurley doing it three times.

The NFC South is loaded with great offensive lines and star running backs and attaining 1,000 rushing yards for each of the four starting backs could be a legit scenario in 2020.

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