Help elevate the already-dominant defense
It’s not just enough to be playing alongside another dominant defensive end, but if Watt joined the Saints, he’d be teaming up with one of the best defenses the NFL has to offer. The Saints were among six teams that help opponents to under 100 total rushing yards last season.
It’s not just their line that’s elite, but a secondary led by Janoris Jenkins, Marshon Lattimore, and Malcolm Jenkins is also among the best in the NFC. Let’s also mentioned Demario Davis who is the leader of the linebackers.
The Texans gave up the most rushing yards last season and the nine-most passing yards. The Saints were fourth and fifth in those areas of play respectively. That’s mainly thanks to the dominating forces like Jordan, Davis, and Lattimore.
The Saints had a difficult schedule, and their defense helped win them multiple games. While Drew Brees likely retirement will hurt their offense, adding another future Hall of Famer would bring in another key staple for their defense.
This defense is elite, and Watt should want to be on a defense that’s at the top of the league.