While there are still six weeks of NFL action left to go, I think it’s safe to say that the New Orleans Saints aren’t going to be doing much this season. Maybe they make the playoffs, but even if they do, let’s not get our hopes up for them actually doing anything if they get there.
With that said, let’s take a look at five positions the Saints need to address this offseason. These shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone, as they’re positions that have been struggling throughout the 2021 season.
The Saints pass-rush has been non-existent this season and while it’s been great to see Marcus Davenport get it going, he’s the only one really making an impact there. Davenport is also injury-prone, so the Saints would be smart to add a pass-rusher this offseason should he miss more time next season.
Also, Davenport is entering the fifth and final year of his contract next season (thanks to NOLA picking up his fifth-year option) so he might not even be a member of the Saints past 2022. That’s another strong reason for the team to add another pass-rusher.
If teams can’t get after the quarterback, they won’t have success. They just won’t.
No one foresaw the Saints’ pass-rush being this pitiful but here we are. It’s vital they look into whether it’s addressing it in free agency or in the draft.