3 free-agent moves from NFC South rivals that should worry Saints fans

The NFC South was active during the first week of free agency and there were a few moves made that should slightly concern the New Orleans Saints.
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1. Falcons signing Kirk Cousins

I get it; it’s Kirk Cousins. Sure, we can joke about him all we want, but the Atlanta Falcons are undoubtedly a significantly better team with him at quarterback. They were 7-10 last season, losing six one-score games. If you watched those games, you understand why Atlanta’s new head coach Raheem Morris said he wouldn’t have the job if the team had better quarterback play last season.

Cousins will now be the point guard of an offense loaded with young talent at all the skill positions. The backfield has Bijan Robinson and Tyler Allgeier, Kyle Pitts is at tight end, Drake London is at receiver, and Darnell Mooney was just acquired this week. If nothing else, the Falcons should put up some points.

Atlanta was competitive last season, while going through a lot and trying to get all of its talent figured out. That still didn’t stop them from winning seven games. There’s no reason why they shouldn’t be better next season. The Saints must make the necessary changes so that they can handle an improved Falcons team, as well as the other teams in the division that will be improved as well.