4 players the Saints were right to move on from in 2022

Trevor Siemian, New Orleans Saints (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
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Marcus Williams, New Orleans Saints
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3. Marcus Williams

I’m not going to lie, this loss hurt. Marcus Williams was a second-round pick by New Orleans in 2017 and sadly, his career as a Saint will be remembered for an unfortunate play in the playoffs. I won’t delve too much into that because it shouldn’t be Williams’ legacy.

Williams became one of the best safeties in the league during his stint in the Big Easy and while he wasn’t always the greatest tackler, the Saints’ secondary was better because of Williams. He was a perfect piece in this secondary and that’s why the team tried to do what they could to keep him in the black and gold.

Unfortunately, Williams took the money and ran, signing a five-year deal worth $70 million with the Ravens. No one can blame him for wanting to make as much money as possible and he deserved that opportunity.

New Orleans couldn’t afford to pay Williams that kind of money at the time and while it sucks that he’s gone, they were smart not to give him all of that dough. They ended up signing Marcus Maye and Tyrann Mathieu to help shore up the safety position, so they’ve done their due diligence to help keep the secondary strong.