6 most disappointing Saints from the first month of the 2021 season

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The 2021 NFL season got underway on Sept. 12 and we’re now officially one full month into the new campaign. It’s been a wild ride for the New Orleans Saints to this point, as they’ve secured victories in Weeks 1, 3, and 5 while dropping games in Weeks 2 and 4.

Maybe the Saints are an odd-week team and if that’s the case, luckily, their BYE week falls on an even week.

Through the first five weeks of the season, it hasn’t been hard to pinpoint the Saints who have disappointed. Maybe they’ve been hurt, misused, or simply just ineffective. Whatever the reasoning may be, here are the six most disappointing members of the Saints through the first full month of the season.

6. Marcus Davenport

This one is injury-related, as Marcus Davenport took the field in Week 1 against the Packers and was injured. He hasn’t returned yet and was placed on IR shortly after.

Davenport’s injury was unfortunate too, as he really impressed over the summer and came into this season with something to prove. His career hasn’t gone according to plan, especially with NOLA trading up to take him in the first round, so this was the former first-rounder’s chance to prove he was worthy of being taken that high.

In Davenport’s lone game so far, he recorded three combined tackles (two for loss) and one sack while playing in 46% of the defensive snaps. He was on pace to do well so the injury was really unfortunate considering how much this team needs a true pass-rusher. That’s why Davenport lands here on the list of most disappointing Saints thus far.