Number Three: Bubble Player Roles Moving Forward
The New Orleans Saints have had some shocking players step up and thrive in the absence of some starters and it will be interesting to see those players’ roles moving forward following the bye week.
The two most notable names who have stepped up the most are Trey Hendrickson and Marquez Callaway. Hendrickson, a 6-foot-4 270-pound defensive end, has taken the entire NFL by storm with his 13 tackles and 4.5 sacks so far this season.
Hendrickson has been replacing Marcus Davenport who’s been injured for the bulk of the season but he has proven he deserves to be mixed into the starting job.
Wide receiver Marquez Callaway is the next player who deserves to be worked in more, preferably in the return game. Yes, I know the Saints have 2019 First Team All-Pro Deonte Harris on the roster, but Callaway looked so flawless with the ball in his hands.
Harris is phenomenal in the return game, but if he doesn’t return as much it may keep him healthy longer and keep his versatility on the offense that is in need of playmaking abilities.
It will be interesting to see if Callaway gets the ball a bit more whether it’s on special teams or on offense as the season moves forward.