The Saints will have fewer weapons
Obviously, with the potential of Kamara not being a part of the offense, the offense will be severely lacking. Kamara was one of Drew Brees’ top three weapons in the air last year in terms of the passing game.
He was also the Saints leading rusher. Michael Thomas was the foremost target for Brees breaking the NFL single-season receptions record. Jared Cook was also a huge target for Brees in the passing game.
However, the loss of Kamara would be a huge loss to the number of weapons. When a defense goes to scheme against the Saints, they are forced to have a spy linebacker in case Kamara gets free in the open field.
If Kamara isn’t there than that linebacker is free elsewhere. Also, even though they saw Emmanuel Sanders added to this year’s roster, the loss of Kamara would lead to a serious depletion of total yardage that he put up every game.