NOLA Saints: 3 position groups that could be the best in the NFL

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The NOLA Saints’ running backs could be the best in the NFL

Now we get to the two position groups that no one would be surprised to see as the best in the league this year. We’ll start with the running back position, which is led by four-time Pro Bowler Alvin Kamara.

Kamara is a threat both in the run game and as a pass-catcher, as he’s had over 1,300 yards from scrimmage in every one of his seasons. He’s coming off a year in which he rushed for 932 yards and 16 touchdowns while hauling in 83 receptions for 756 yards and five scores. Kamara hasn’t rushed for over 1,000 yards once during his career but he more than makes up for it with what he can do as a pass-catcher.

Not only is Kamara a skilled running back but his backup, Latavius Murray, isn’t too shabby either. Murray had 146 carries in both 2019 and 2020 and this past year rushed for 656 yards and four touchdowns. He isn’t utilized as a receiver as much but it is something he can do if need be.

Kamara and Murray are a nice one-two punch in the Saints’ backfield and definitely give them one of the best running back situations in the league. Behind them, it’s a battle consisting of Dwayne Washington, Ty Montgomery, Stevie Scott, and Tony Jones Jr. for the RB3 job.

There are teams with a better RB1 and RB2 than the Saints but Murray is going to get more responsibilities this year and that could push these two to be the best in the league.