S, Vonn Bell
Lastly, let’s analyze Vonn Bell and his value to New Orleans. If you would have asked any fan last season who held down the secondary, you would have gotten two names — cornerback, Marshon Lattimore, and safety, Vonn Bell.
Bell was critical to the Saints’ success last year. I don’t know whether he wanted to leave, whether he requested too much money, or whether the Saints just didn’t care if they kept it. Either/or, this was a huge mistake from the organization.
Bell was replaced with another talented safety and one that is very familiar with Sean Payton and the Saints offense — Malcolm Jenkins. Jenkins used to play with the Saints, but the biggest problem is that he is past his prime.
Bell is just coming off of his rookie contract and is going to be a star at the safety position for years to come.
I am just going to keep telling myself that Bell just wanted more money (or a better contract with the Saints reportedly offering him a contract) because if New Orleans willingly let him go, I might lose my mind.