New Orleans Saints winners and losers from Jarvis Landry addition

Jarvis Landry (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
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Dennis Allen, New Orleans Saints
Dennis Allen, New Orleans Saints. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) /

Winner: Dennis Allen

Following in the shoes of Sean Payton is not going to be an easy feat but Dennis Allen is being aggressive in his first offseason as the Saints’ leading man. The addition of Landry is just another instance of Allen feeling like his team is good enough to compete for a playoff spot in a weak NFC and good on him for acting on the aggression.

Allen has big shoes to fill and people will be quick to remember how poorly he did in Oakland when he was the Raiders’ head coach from 2012 to 2014. That’s why adding as much key talent as possible is a brilliant move.

Allen isn’t the offensive genius that Payton was but his offense this year should be leaps and bounds better than what we saw in 2021. That’s a low bar, however.

Loser: Lil’Jordan Humphrey

After being one of the best receivers on the team last year, Lil’Jordan Humphrey isn’t going to be in the mix for a bigger role in 2022. He’s currently not even with the team and John Hendrix noted Humphrey is rehabbing an ankle injury.

Humphrey might have been able to make some noise before but with Landry onboard, the Saints don’t have a need for the former Texas Longhorn.