If you thought reading daily medical updates on Covid-19 was head-scratching, wait until you see where the Saints rank on ESPN’s list of most lethal offenses.
The theme of 2020 seems to be it’s time to hit the reset button, even among the Saints and NFL. Daily we are confronted with what seems like the unbelievable until something else quickly tops it. It seems we have hit that mark yet again.
ESPN recently revealed it’s rankings for the teams with the top offensive weapons in the NFL. The New Orleans Saints surprisingly were not in the Top 5.
Per the report published, quarterback was not factored into the rankings here, only the weapons around him (more on that in a minute). The Saints came in at 6th on the list, in between the Carolina Panthers and New York Giants.
Yes, the 5-11 Panthers last season, who are not predicted to fair much better this season, are ranked ahead of the Saints in offensive weapons. Let the head-scratching begin.
A team like the Saints who have the reigning Offensive Player of the Year who also broke the single-season catch record, a 3-time Pro Bowl running back his first 3 seasons of his career, a 2-time Pro Bowl tight end who is coming off his best touchdown receiving season of his career, and the addition of a truly legit number 2 wide receiver threat sees the Saints outside the top 5?
We didn’t even mention Swiss Army knife Taysom Hill.
Hill is not mentioned specifically in this article, so it’s unclear whether he factored into this or not. Saints fans everywhere know how much of a factor and game-changer he can be. Even though the quarterback position wasn’t placed in this evaluation, Hill is much more than that.
His 6 touchdown catches last season alone attest to that.
While there is no argument the Chiefs are rightly placed at number, I cannot fathom why the Saints are not in the Top 3, let alone not in the Top 5. This offense has weapons galore that will drive defenses crazy this upcoming football season.
Just ask the defensive coordinators on the opposing teams where they see the Saints.
While 2020 is unstable, one thing that won’t be is this team’s offense this year. When fully healthy and clicking, the only people that will be scratching their head is the opposing team.