The New Orleans Saints have dropped to 1-2 after a tough Week 3 loss to the Green Bay Packers, and a few players have yet to step up as needed.
After starting the season down 7-0 to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, no one was really concerned one quarter in. Even though the New Orleans Saints were losing, the dust was still being shaken loose.
Well, that game turned into a dominant Saints victory, something the team hasn’t been able to say over the last two weeks. Both outings, primetime games against the Raiders and Packers, have made fans question if this team still has it.
While it’s clear Drew Brees, Alvin Kamara and Michael Thomas can still captain a Super Bowl-caliber offense, they may not be able to put up over 30 points on a weekly basis, the threshold it’s taken to come out on top in the last few weeks.
The Saints have given up 34 and 37 to the Raiders and Packers. They need help defensively. However, many of the Saints’ high-value assets are on the offensive side of the ball.
And, while the team seems set in their defensive packages and will just let them fix it themselves as they did in past years, there’s clearly room for improvement. The free agency and trade markets are available for them to take advantage of.
That said, let’s dive into five Saints that should already be considered tradable for the Saints.