3 New Orleans Saints heading into a make-or-break season in 2022

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The New Orleans Saints are an interesting team entering the 2022 offseason. Who has the most to prove when the 2022 season gets underway?

New Orleans will have a new head coach for the first time since 2006 (well, 2011 counts too, I guess) and it’ll just be fascinating to see what kind of team we have on our hands here when the new season kicks off in seven months. Will their defense stay ferocious? Will their offense be able to fix what’s ailed them?

These three players are entering what I would consider being a make-or-break season for one reason or another. Maybe their performance to this point has been shaky. Maybe they’re entering a contract year. Or, maybe they’ve just flat out stunk to this point. Maybe a combination of all three?

Whatever the reason might be, these three Saints are entering a season where they can either prove they’re a legitimate player or show that the team would be better off without them in 2023 and beyond.

Let’s get this party started by discussing someone who was an inconsistent player but really stepped up and changed the narrative surrounding him.