Armstead is set to enter free agency as one of the league’s top left tackles, although his age and injury history may be a concern for interested teams. The Saints would ideally like to re-sign Armstead at a reasonable price, but if he’s offered a more lucrative contract elsewhere, the team shouldn’t engage in a bidding war to keep him.
While Armstead has yet to get any offers at the time of this writing, NFL fans from across the country are trying to recruit Armstead to their team by…sliding into his DMs.
Armstead shared a screenshot of what his Instagram messages have looked like for the past few days:
New Orleans Saints will have a tough time keeping Terron Armstead in 2022
We don’t know about you, but that would give us major anxiety. Based on the picture, most fans seem to want him to stay in NOLA while others are telling him to join the Cincinnati Bengals and Miami Dolphins, two teams in desperate need of offensive line reinforcements.
Armstead, the New Orleans faithful, is coming off an injury-plagued season that saw him play eight games, and at 30 years old, his health serves as a liability and the major reason the Saints won’t give him a top dollar contract.
He’s been excellent in pass protection in years past, earning consecutive Pro Bowl honors from 2018 to 2020, yet NOLA seem motivated to look for a younger tackle to replace him, perhaps in the draft.
If that’s the case, Armstead would be a great fit on any number of teams, though the chances of him picking a team just because a fan told him to are quite slim.
Still, there’s no harm in shooting your shot, right?
Keep your eyes peeled to see where Armstead will land this free agency.