3 potential X-factors for the New Orleans Saints in 2020
Number One: Deonte Harris
Deonte Harris was signed to the New Orleans Saints roster as an undrafted free agent following the 2019 NFL Draft and won the starting return specialist role after beating out veteran cornerback Marcus Sherels for the job during the offseason.
Harris was nothing shy of spectacular during his lone season with the Saints. Harris had 60 returns in 2019 for 982 yards and a 16.4 average.
All three of those stats led the entire NFL last season. Harris also logged six receptions for 24 yards during the regular season before exploding in the playoffs for over 100 all-purpose yards against the Minnesota Vikings.
Harris also ran the ball four times for 31 yards in 2019.
The Saints love the versatility they have in Deonte Harris and they want to use him more on the offense.
His hard work in 2019 sent him to the Pro Bowl, made him a member of the PFWA All-Rookie team, and sent him home with 2019 First Team All-Pro Honors. I fully expect Deonte Harris to break out even more in 2020 and become a weapon on offense as well.