3 reasons to be excited about the New Orleans Saints in 2022

Mark Ingram, Saints. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
Mark Ingram, Saints. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) /
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The New Orleans Saints won nine games last year and narrowly missed out on the playoffs despite all of the obstacles thrown their way. Why should fans be excited about the 2022 season? 

The 2021 season was rough for the New Orleans Saints but they managed to win nine games and just miss out on a playoff spot. With everything thrown the Saints’ way in 2021 and the team persevering and finishing with a winning record, fans should be optimistic that this team can remain competitive in 2022.

Let’s take a look at three reasons why Saints fans should be excited about what this season has in store.

Dennis Allen, New Orleans Saints
Dennis Allen, New Orleans Saints (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) /

3. A Fresh Start

Seeing Sean Payton step down as the Saints’ head coach was a tough pill to swallow. The organization hired defensive coordinator Dennis Allen to fill Payton’s shoes and while it’s understandable to be skeptical of Allen leading the charge, it’s also kind of exciting.

With Allen taking over as the head coach, there’s a bit of a mysterious aura surrounding the Saints and what the team could look like this year. Fans grew accustomed to Payton’s leadership style and while Allen will likely follow some of that lead, he’ll also bring his own style of coaching.

Allen is more of a defensive guy, which will be a change from Payton’s offensive background. Maybe Allen pans out as a head coach or maybe things are difficult for him in that role but either way, the fresh start is a reason to be excited in 2022.