3. Brandon Scherff
In a perfect world where New Orleans wasn’t in cap hell and could afford to sign the best free agents on the market, Brandon Scherff would be No. 1 here. Unfortunately, that’s not the world we live in and I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention that.
If the Saints are going to be cautious about signing Riley Reiff, then they’d have to be just as, if not more, cautious about signing Scherff. The long-time Washington right guard hasn’t been healthy for a full season since 2016, which was his second year in the league.
When on the field, Scherff is as good as they come and could give the Saints one of the best right guards in the league. He’d obviously fill in for Ruiz and if Scherff were to get injured, NOLA would have a replacement for him.
Despite Scherff’s injuries, teams are going to pay him handsomely because of how good he is when he is healthy. Spotrac has his market value set at three years worth $38 million and unless that’s all the Saints plan to do this offseason, they’re not going to be able to afford to sign the prestigious right guard.