The New Orleans Saints are no stranger to losing big-name players over the offseason. While we’re still a few months out from the 2022 offseason beginning, it’s never too early to look at who won’t be back with the team in the following season.
Let’s take a look at three noteworthy Saints who won’t be back with the team in 2022. Whether this is because their production hasn’t merited a new contract in New Orleans or injuries have piled up (in some cases, both) or maybe the player will be too rich for the Saints’ blood, these guys won’t be on the roster in 2022.
3. Marcus Williams
I’m putting Marcus Williams third on this list because I do really hope there’s a way the Saints can keep him in the Big Easy. Williams — a former second-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft — has been one of the best safeties in the league and his importance in the Saints secondary can’t be understated.
Unfortunately, Williams isn’t going to come cheap so if the Saints want to keep him around, it’ll cost them. Spotrac has Williams’ market value sitting at $13.5 million per year and it’s hard to really picture NOLA spending that much money on a safety, a position that people don’t see as important these days.
Williams is a solid player and a team will gladly pay him over $13 million annually. Sadly, it might not be the Saints.