Predicting who will lead the New Orleans Saints in rushing yards in 2022

Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images) /

The New Orleans Saints have one of the best running backs in the league. He makes it an easy choice when it comes to who might lead the team in rushing yards each year. 

This will be Alvin Kamara‘s sixth season in the NFL and as a member of the New Orleans Saints. He was a third-round pick by the Saints in 2017 after excelling at Tennessee and immediately showed what a weapon he could be for the right offense.

Kamara isn’t just a regular running back though. The damage this guy can do as a pass-catcher has been on full display throughout his pro career and he actually led the team in receiving yards during the 2020 season. Now, of course, it’s worth noting that Michael Thomas missed a large chunk of that season but my point still stands.

Last year Kamara unsurprisingly led the Saints in rushing yards and it wasn’t even close. While he’s never surpassed the 1,000-yard rushing mark during his career, he still had 898 yards on the ground with the next-closest being Taysom Hill, who had 374 yards on the ground.

Alvin Kamara will lead the New Orleans Saints in rushing yards.

Originally, Kamara was potentially going to face a suspension for the 2022 season but it’s looking as though he won’t have to face that punishment this year. Even if the suspension had happened this year, I probably still would have picked Kamara.

Let’s face it — While the Saints have some talent behind Kamara on the depth chart, none of them can do what he does. The Tennessee product missed four games last year and still rushed for nearly 900 yards. Throw two games onto that suspension and he probably has between 700-750 yards by season’s end, still blowing second-place Hill’s numbers out the window.

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Some of these “Who will lead the Saints in x category” questions are hard but this is one that everyone will agree on. It’s Alvin Kamara and it’s not even close.