The New Orleans Saints are off to an impressive 5-2 start but not everyone has contributed to that record. Let’s take a look at the players who aren’t to thank through seven games.
The 2021 season has been an interesting one for the Saints. They demolished the Packers in Week 1, got curb-stomped by the Panthers, beat the Patriots, and then lost a gut-punch of a game to the Giants. They’ve since responded with a snoozer of a win over Seattle and a thrilling victory over the defending champ Bucs.
So yeah, it’s been a whirlwind of a season to this point.
Along the way, these three players haven’t done much to help the Saints en route to their 5-2 start. Let’s dive right in, shall we?
3. Kenny Stills
The Saints were (and still are) desperate to find any kind of wide receiver who could provide a spark to this offense. Reuniting with Kenny Stills seemed like a comical idea at the time but it ended up happening and well — Stills hasn’t done much of anything since joining the team that once made him a fifth-round draft pick.
Stills’ first game with the Saints was in Week 3 in New England and he caught one pass of the three sent his way for 17 yards. Week 4, he put up a goose egg in the scorecard despite receiving one target. To be fair, Stills had a long touchdown reception in that game but it was wiped out due to a penalty.
Week 5 was another 17-yard performance from Stills off of two catches. He put up another goose egg in Week 7 and was only present for 1% of the offensive snaps this past week against the Buccaneers.
The Saints have their fair share of issues at wide receiver and Kenny Stills hasn’t come anywhere close to helping out at the position. But is anyone really that surprised?