The New Orleans Saints are no stranger to having stacked positions on their roster. Let’s take a look at the three strongest position groups on the roster in 2022.
This time last year, when people were picking the strongest position groups on the New Orleans Saints‘ roster, it was probably exclusively on the defensive side of the ball aside from the offensive line. While the o-line is no longer one of the best in the league due to the loss of Terron Armstead, another offensive position group has risen up the ranks and in a surprising fashion.
Let’s start with that position group, shall we?
All stats are courtesy of Pro Football Reference.
3. Wide Receiver
It’s wild to say that a unit that was one of the worst in the league in 2021 is now considered one of the Saints’ biggest strengths entering the 2022 season but that’s the exact situation we’re looking at.
First and foremost, New Orleans is getting Michael Thomas back. They haven’t had a healthy Thomas at their disposal since the 2019 season so while he might not be the same guy we used to know and love, having him back can only help the offense.
Getting Thomas back already was going to be a massive boost to the offense but the team drafted Chris Olave in the first round to pair with him. That was another huge step in the right direction.
But wait! There’s more!
A week and a half ago, the Saints signed Jarvis Landry to a one-year deal, cementing their wide receiver trio as one of the best in the league.
This position went from “meh” to amazing over a short period of time and wide receiver is now one of the strongest spots on the Saints’ roster. Who would have thunk it?