The NFC South-reigning New Orleans Saints are just a piece or two away from being NFC favorites, if they aren’t already. Here is who those pieces could be.
There is still talent in the free agency market. While the Saints don’t have too many holes on their roster that arguably improved quite a bit this offseason, they could use a few upgrades at certain positions.
Even if they don’t necessarily upgrade, the Saints, who have dealt with nagging injuries from some of their most important players, could use the extra depth.
Cornerback and defensive line, which could be strong if players perform to their potential, need depth. Wide receiver could even use some depth. Running back, quarterback, and tight end are three positions where a signing would make little sense.
One of the Saints’ last major moves was the release of guard Larry Warford. Warford, a three-time Pro Bowl guard, saved the Saints almost $8 million. The drafting of Cesar Ruiz made the cutting of Warford not too impactful on the team’s success.
The Saints have the money to make the moves to add a player for one season if they view said player as a game-changer. That said, let’s dive into five players the team could add in order to increase the margin between themselves and the next-best NFC team.