3 reasons the Saints aren’t fooling anyone with their high-level success
They have stars on both sides of the ball and backups ready to fill in
The New Orleans Saints have stars on both sides of the ball. It’s not just that they have stars, but that they have both stars and young potential. The mix should make them lethal for years to come.
Offensively, they drafted guard/center Cesar Ruiz in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft. He’ll be on a deal that’ll be glorious for the team when strapped to the cap. Erik McCoy is also locked up for a few more years.
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Those two will anchor the line while Michael Thomas is the star on the outside. As for Alvin Kamara, even if he leaves, the team will have Ty Montgomery and Latavius Murray, two players that could easily combine to produce big-time numbers.
At that point, it’ll all boil down to the 2019 season’s passing leader Jameis Winston and/or Taysom Hill and then rookie Adam Troutman.
That’s the worst-case scenario as well assuming Brees retires.
Defensively, this they have Demario Davis, a 2019 All-Pro. With Zack Baun to fill in if he leaves, the team also has Cameron Jordan, a player that will undoubtedly be in the Big Easy as long as he’d like.
With Marshon Lattimore having another year and Janoris Jenkins locked up, the Saints could turn their focus to Marcus Williams, one of the league’s up-and-coming safeties. He’s a star on a loaded defense that should be able to maneuver well even with cap fluctuations.