3 reasons why the Saints will dominate even if stars opt out

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Tuesday saw the Patriots lose five players due to opting out of the season in concerns with the current global pandemic. Could the Saints be next?

After a surplus of players announced their intentions to play or opt-out, New Orleans Saints fans were wondering which of their players they would see hang up the cleats for the 2020 season. The Saints had two players choose to opt-out, both of them being backup tight ends.

The two players who chose to opt-out were Jason Vander Laan and Cole Wick. Former Saints guard Larry Warford who remains unsigned also chose to throw in the towel for the upcoming season.

According to Mike Triplett of ESPN, there are no further reports of any other Saints players who are choosing to opt-out in 2020.

For now, we can be thankful that players actually scheduled to crack the 53-man roster won’t be opting out. While nothing will be held against those players if they feel they’re doing what’s best, fans should be smiling as the Saints haven’t been too impacted.

Would it matter though? Here’s a look at why the Saints will thrive even if a few stars opt-out.