This offseason has been good for the New Orleans Saints but there are still moves they could make. Here are three moves that could give the black and gold the perfect offseason.
New Orleans Saints fans have rejoiced with the post-draft signings of ex-LSU Tigers Tyrann Mathieu and Jarvis Landry. The aggressive pre-draft trade that netted Chris Olave and Trevor Penning, combined with the return to health of Jameis Winston and Michael Thomas, puts New Orleans in contention to win the NFC this upcoming season.
Despite a busy offseason, unlike in previous seasons, the Saints still have ample cap space to make additional moves to bolster their roster.
What are the remaining needs of the Saints moving forward? What would be the best use of the remaining cap space for New Orleans to finish off a “perfect offseason”? Let’s take a look.
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Re-sign Kwon Alexander
The Saints’ 2020 trade for former Bucs fourth-round pick Kwon Alexander yielded a strong option at linebacker opposite Demario Davis. Alexander made 43 tackles in 12 games played last season and was an excellent option in coverage.
Although New Orleans has been happy with the progress of 2021 draftee Pete Werner, Alexander provides an additional veteran presence at the linebacker position. Alexander was not only a productive player on the field but was a positive addition to the Saints locker room.
At this point in the offseason, assuming he is fully healthy, New Orleans could sign Kwon Alexander to a relatively modest one-year contract.