The New Orleans Saints no longer have to face Julio Jones twice a year thanks to the Falcons trading him to the Titans. With Jones gone, that takes one explosive weapon out of the division, but who else needs to get out of the NFC South?
The Saints have run the NFC South in the last half-decade but that sadly hasn’t led to any Super Bowl appearances. The Buccaneers came out of nowhere and won the Super Bowl last year, marking the first time an NFC South team had won the big game since New Orleans did it in the 2009 season.
The other two teams have both been to Super Bowls since New Orleans last went but neither were able to win the game and completely spun out of control after losing. Even still, they both have players the Saints would rather not have to deal with twice a year.
This is a tough division with good players and with Jones on his way out, it does show that talented players aren’t guaranteed to stay in the NFC South forever. Let’s take a look at three more players that Saints fans are hoping leave the NFC South soon, following in Julio Jones’ shoes.