The New Orleans Saints are bound to have several players represent the historic franchise in the 2021 Pro Bowl, and one is leading the way at his position.
Entering Week 12 with an 8-2 record, the New Orleans Saints have proven to be not just one of the best teams in the NFL but one of the best in the entire NFL.
Fans weren’t sure how good this team would be as they entered Week 4 with a 1-2 record and at least one undeserving loss to the Raiders.
It was a tough start to the season, and although a few of those seven straight wins weren’t pretty, the Saints are in a place where they could both clinch their division and win the conference, solidifying that first-round bye.
That said, they’ve been helped by an elite cornerback duo of Janoris Jenkins and Marshon Lattimore, the latter of which is leading the NFC in Pro Bowl voting. He’s not leading the NFL in cornerback voting as Marlon Humphrey of the Ravens is.
The 6-foot Lattimore has had his moments, but overall he’s been among the conference’s best defensive backs.
His numbers aren’t phenomenal as he has 43 combined tackles, three passes defended, and one interception. The first number is going to be a career-high as long as he stays healthy, but the last two likely won’t be anywhere close.
The two-time Pro Bowler will be likely looking at his third in four years this season. He has a team option that will extend his rookie contract to a fifth year after that as well. Next offseason will be the big one for Lattimore as he’ll look to capitalize on all his hard work.
As for the rest of the NFL, Patrick Mahomes leads the pack, and while the AFC is led by Russell Wilson, Dalvin Cook and DeAndre Hopkins in that order.