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

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Number One: Depth

I might be biased, but the New Orleans Saints have easily one of the best rosters in football and their depth is better than most NFL teams. That statement may seem crazy but think about it. If you were to make a team of Saints backups, they would probably be better than some NFL teams.

A team of Saints’ backups would look like this — Jameis Winston at quarterback, Latavius Murray at running back, Tre’Quan Smith and Austin Carr hauling in passes, Adam Trautman and Josh Hill at tight end, and an offensive line that includes James Hurst, Nick Easton, Will Clapp, Calvin Throckmorton, and Ethan Greenidge.

The defense of backups would be just as scary.

The defensive line would see Mario Edwards Jr. and Trey Hendrickson anchoring the edges, and Shy Tuttle and Malcolm Roach would be clogging up the middle. The linebacker corps would consist of Craig Robertson, Anthony Chickillo, and Kiko Alonso, a savvy veteran group.

The secondary would also be lethal, the two cornerbacks would be PJ Williams and Patrick Robinson while the two safety spots would be anchored by DJ Swearinger and Chauncey Gardner-Johnson.

The Saints have incredible depth which is why, even if a few stars were to opt-out of the season in 2020, the team would still be fine.