Saints Roster: Super early 22-man starter projections for 2022

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Starting Running Backs: Alvin Kamara & Mark Ingram

Boom and Zoom are back, baby!

Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram will be anchoring the New Orleans backfield (barring anything unforeseen occurring), and fans should be thoroughly encouraged by that. However, Kamara could be forced to miss some action due to his arrest in Las Vegas during Pro Bowl week last season; pending his trial in August.

If Kamara misses time, he obviously wouldn’t be the team’s number one back. Ingram would be the guy expected to take over that number one role if Kamara misses time, and I would love nothing more than to see a long-time Saint be a pivotal part in helping the team win football games again.

If Kamara is able to avoid suspension, which is very unlikely I might add, we would see a combination of both Kamara and Ingram toting the workload out of the big easy backfield. If Kamara winds up suspended, expect rookie Abram Smith or Tony Jones Jr. to see some of the receiving work instead.