5 NOLA Saints newcomers projected to be starters in 2022

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4. Marcus Maye

Before the Saints were out of the Watson sweepstakes, they had signed Marcus Maye and that was one of the few moves they had made to that point. It’s an underrated move, as Maye is coming off an injury-riddled and lackluster season with the Jets.

In 2020, however, Maye was in the same position as Marcus Williams where his team slapped him with the franchise tag and he had the opportunity to prove he was worthy of a big contract. Unlike Williams, however, Maye didn’t live up to the hype and now he’s a member of the Saints, filling Williams’ old spot.

Assuming he stays healthy and is ready to go for the regular season, Maye will be one of the starting safeties this year and that’s pretty much a lock.

3. Jarvis Landry

A late offseason signing for the Saints was inking Jarvis Landry to a one-year deal. This was a highly praised move for the organization because they had addressed one of the wide receiver spots but Landry officially gave them a solid trio at the position, something they didn’t have for quite some time.

Landry gives the Saints offense a third wide receiver for Jameis Winston to throw to and now he’s presented with a chance to ball out so that he gets a big contract next offseason.