Alexander was playing well for the Saints last season before an injury ended his 2020 campaign. It was an unfortunate blow for Alexander and the Saints but the fact that there’s now interest on both ends to reunite is a wonderful sign.
New Orleans could definitely use Alexander on their defense. Demario Davis is an absolute freak of nature but in order for him to thrive at the linebacker position, the Saints need to have another capable linebacker to give him assistance.
Right now, they don’t quite have that. They’re banking on second-year man Zack Baun and rookie Pete Werner to step in and help Davis out. That’s a lot to bank on, especially since Baun didn’t impress during his rookie season and Werner himself is a rookie.
Alexander played well alongside Davis before and his presence allowed Davis to destroy playmakers. That’s what made his injury such a devastating blow.
The NOLA Saints need to reunite with Kwon Alexander ASAP.
The biggest worry with Alexander throughout the entirety of his career has been the injury bug that frequently bites him. He’s only played in a full 16-game season just once in his career but with Adam Schefter’s tweet above, it appears that Alexander is good to go health-wise.
With this news, more teams are obviously going to be interested in Alexander and as of now, it doesn’t seem as if a deal has been struck or discussed between the Saints and their former linebacker. Hopefully, the team doesn’t let him leave without a deal in hand because this move makes too much sense for New Orleans.
For one, he’s familiar with their defense, having played on the roster last year. Secondly, the Saints have a strong need at linebacker, as discussed earlier on. Davis is crazy good but the surrounding talent might make it difficult for him to live up to his potential.
The Saints proved they didn’t feel confident in Baun when they drafted Werner in the second round but Alexander joining this team would put the linebackers in a much better spot moving forward.