Coming off an injury-prone season, needs to prove himself again
Alvin Kamara, for the first time since his rookie season, didn’t start ten games in a season in 2019.
While he played in 14 and has hit over ten in each of his three seasons, Kamara was clearly not 100% in many of the Saints’ games, and it was obvious that his struggle was due to injuries.
Starting 13 of the 15 games he saw time in 2018, Kamara would’ve been the team’s starter in all 16 if he was at full strength.
That said, from general manager Mickey Loomis’ point of view, does he really want to throw high amount of guaranteed money to a player that may start having these lingering injuries.
Kamara needs to have a season much like first two in the league that’ll prove that he’s a good long-term play.
Although, if Kamara can get some money now, it may be better for him if he can’t stay healthy all season. It’s a gamble for Kamara, especially as the life of running backs seemingly continues to dwindle.