3 New Orleans Saints who could outplay their contracts

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The New Orleans Saints have some pretty talented players on some pretty low-paying contracts, who will outplay their contract in 2020?

The New Orleans Saints have become masters at playing the classic NFL game How Many Good Players Can We Get for as Little Money as Possible? They have a plethora of talented players on contracts not close to what they are worth.

For example, this offseason they elected to release Larry Warford, a former Pro Bowler last season. However, Warford was the second-highest-paid player on the Saints next to superstar quarterback Drew Brees.

They selected Cesar Ruiz, a young rookie getting paid virtually pennies compared to Warford, to take his place. All over the NFL, that same situation is continuing to evolve on almost every team to different players.

The cheaper you can get big talent, the better your salary cap. Therefore, the more big players you can sign. Here are 3 Saints the will certainly play at a higher level than the contract they are currently making signifies.