Saints: 3 reasons extending Alvin Kamara is a necessary move
Lock up a key player for the long-term future
Ever since Alvin Kamara entered the NFL, the Saints have won their division. In the NFC South, the Saints will be going for a record four-straight division titles. Kamara has been a huge part of their success, having won over 11 games each of the last three seasons.
While Kamara did go on a scoring drought last season, he’s proven to be a competent, scoring back throughout his first few seasons in the NFL, accumulating 18 touchdowns his second season in the league. For his career, Kamara has 37 touchdowns.
He’s been one of the best backs in the NFL as both a pass catcher and a runner. For an aging Drew Brees, having a player of Kamara’s caliber coming out of the backfield seemed refreshing. Locking him up for the foreseeable future should be important for the Saints.
Kamara is only 25 years old. While the career length of running backs isn’t as long as most positions, he still has a solid half a decade left in him in which Kamara could compete at an uber-high level.
Kamara will be a key for this team, and it looks like they’ll make sure he stays in the Big Easy for the long-term future.