The New Orleans Saints will have Alvin Kamara officially at 100 percent to start the 2020 season, a great sign for him as he’ll enter a contract year.
Alvin Kamara clearly wasn’t 100 percent for the bulk of the 2019 season. He was hampered by a lower-leg injury after a Week 6 injury against the Jacksonville Jaguars. For his Saints’ teammates, he battled through it.
His numbers reflected an Alvin Kamara that was only part of his normal self. Instead of 1,500 all-purpose yards like he had his first two seasons in the league, Kamara notched just over 1,300.
The saddest part of his 2019 totals was his touchdowns. He went from 18 in 2018 to 6 in 2019. Kamara scored a touchdown in Week 3 and not again till Week 15. He just couldn’t get in the end zone, and his elusiveness was clearly hurt by his knee injury.
But, he’s reportedly at 100 percent which should give Saints fans something to be grateful for as 2020 has been quite the year for most people.
“It’s clear he’s back to 100 percent. Now it’s just that point of knocking off some of the rust….which I think he’s doing a fine job of…,” Saints running backs coach Joel Thomas said according to WWL radio.
Kamara being at 100 percent is a huge plus for the team.
Although his 2019 may have been a blessing in disguise because it showed the team everything they needed to see from Latavius Murray. They’ll have that lightning and thunder game that they had with Kamara and Ingram his rookie season.
The Saints will have one of the best rosters in the NFC and, despite Tom Brady coming to the division, will be a lock to reign over the NFC South for a fourth straight season.
If they do accomplish the feat, it’ll be a division record, and with Kamara at 100 percent, they’ll certainly be the preseason favorites. That said, Kamara is set to kick off a contract year, and the two sides have already started contract extension negotiations.
For now, we don’t know much outside of that, but Kamara’s camp should be looking at an $8-10 million per year offer. That’s what would make sense for both parties, so let’s see if they get it done by the season’s commencement.