4 New Orleans Saints offseason moves that aren’t getting talked about

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The New Orleans Saints haven’t made splashy moves this offseason and that’s okay. They’ve still made some moves that were solid but aren’t getting the credit they deserve.

A big part of the early portion of Saints free agency involved the team throwing all of their darts at the dartboard when pursuing Deshaun Watson. While New Orleans appeared to be one of the final two teams in the race for the former first-round quarterback, he stunned everyone by picking the Browns, who were initially the first team to be eliminated.

After that, the Saints could finally get their free-agency session going and they made moves that simply haven’t been discussed much or given much credit.

New Orleans feels like a team that is only a few pieces away from being a solid team and with the NFC wide open this year, it’s time to stop counting them out and actually give them some respect.

Let’s take a look at four moves the black and gold have made this offseason that aren’t being talked about at all despite being solid moves.

4. Adding QB depth with Andy Dalton

Quarterback signings are a big deal even if it’s not a starting quarterback yet when Andy Dalton was signed by the Saints, it didn’t feel like a move that got much recognition. Perhaps it’s because the team signed Jameis Winston as the starter and that’s what the conversations were surrounding.

Either way, by signing Dalton to their quarterback room, NOLA ensured that if Winston misses an extended period of time, they’ll be set up to succeed. The hope last year was that Taysom Hill would be able to fill in if anything happened to Winston, but he was injured during that time and Trevor Siemian wasn’t able to keep the ship afloat.

Dalton isn’t a superstar and there’s a reason he’s no longer a starter but he’s arguably the best backup in the league. If anything happens to Winston, Dalton will be able to keep the Saints competitive.