3 reasons the Saints aren’t fooling anyone with their high-level success
The New Orleans Saints have been dominant for almost half a decade, and there’s no telling when their reign is going to end.
For three straight seasons, the New Orleans Saints have reigned over the NFC South.
While they’re expected to do it for what would be a division record, the team with the 2019 Offensive Player of the Year finally has competition. All three other teams improved, but the Tampa Bay Buccanneers became true Super Bowl contenders.
Could they stand in the way? Sure, but there’s no reason to believe the Saints aren’t going to rule in the NFC South for at least one more season. It’s easy to see why they could be dominant for years to come as well, and it’s not some heavily-protected secret.
Their success certainly isn’t a joke, and it’s not fooling anyway. They don’t want you fooled; they want you to know they plan, execute, and play at a higher level because of their strategic moves and hard work.
After The Ringer asked if this was the Saints last year as the league faces a potentially declining cap, we looked to answer that with a no, although the answer is much more complex than it may seem.
“Players like Thomas, Cameron Jordan, and potentially Brees will obviously be on the roster if they want to be, but the second tier—a collection of very good players that make up one of the deepest, most talented teams in the entire league—may be in trouble,” Robert Mays wrote.
And, to be fair, he’s not wrong either. That said, facing cap struggles and contracts ending in the near future, let’s dive into three reasons why fans shouldn’t be too worried and opponents shouldn’t be fooled about the future of the Saints.