3 Saints players that would benefit from Deshaun Watson coming to NOLA

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New Orleans Saints, Alvin Kamara
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The New Orleans Saints are one of what appears to be the final two teams vying to land Deshaun Watson in what will be a blockbuster trade.

If the team does end up trading for Watson, they’ll be forced to part ways with a few players but if these three remain with the team, they could benefit tremendously from having Watson as their quarterback.

Let’s check out the list, shall we?

3. Alvin Kamara

A big reason why Alvin Kamara would benefit from this trade, assuming he’s not one of the players sent back to Houston, is that he’d no longer be forced to be the entire offense. While Drew Brees was still a good player in the final few years of his career, he couldn’t air the ball out as much as he had been able to.

That led to Kamara having to be a factor not only in the rushing game but in the check-down department as well. Without Kamara, those Saints offenses wouldn’t have been nearly as good and we saw how much they struggled when he missed four games last year.

If Watson becomes the new Saints quarterback, Kamara will no longer be tasked with having to be the entire offense. Again, that’s assuming he isn’t part of the deal, but we’ll find out about that when the trade actually goes down.