4 biggest disappointments of the NOLA Saints’ 2021 season

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The NOLA Saints went 9-8 in the 2021 season but it wasn’t all sunshine and smiles. The team failed to reach the playoffs for the first time since the 2016 season and the offense was a huge mess throughout the year.

With the 2021 season in the books, let’s take a look at the four biggest disappointments for New Orleans this past year. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that all four of these players were on the offensive side of the ball.

Yeah, not a good season for the Saints’ offense.

4. Kenny Stills

To be fair, not many people expected Kenny Stills to light it up when he joined New Orleans about a month into the season but he failed to do much of anything.

The former Saint in 2013 and 2014 reunited with his old squad because they desperately needed help at the wide receiver position but wasn’t helpful at all. Stills finished the season with six catches for 68 yards and a touchdown through 13 games and four starts.

NOLA didn’t get much of anything out of Stills, unfortunately, and he was definitely one of the biggest disappointments for the team this year. Then again, it’s not like the other wide receivers stepped up much so the bad offensive performance throughout the year wasn’t solely on him.