OT James Hurst
As mentioned earlier, it can never hurt to have extra depth on the offensive line, as we just saw in the Super Bowl with the Chiefs being down to backup offensive linemen would severe limitations.
In place of Terron Armstead this season, James Hurst held up tremendously. He was penalized just one time (a false start), allowed just two sacks, and played both tackle spots and on the interior defensive line, according to the Washington Post.
Remember, he was tasked with defending Taysom Hill’s blindside, which wasn’t easy considering Hill’s tendency to hold onto the ball too long and poor pocket presence.
Since he is so versatile, Hurst would be an excellent re-signing by the Saints. Rather than have to bring in a tackle AND a guard, he would provide them with some value by being able to strong in pass protection no matter what position he plays.
With guard Nick Easton likely to be cut and offensive tackle Terron Armstead prone to injuries, he’s an excellent fit on their 2021 roster.
Chances He’s Back: Medium
Recommended Contract: One Year, $3 Million
Should He Back? Definitely