3 Saints that will be the most thankful for Klint Kubiak in 2024

New offensive coordinator Klint Kubiak is expected to make a big difference on the New Orleans Saints in 2024, and the team will be thankful if he can.
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There aren’t many coordinators in the NFL entering the 2024 season with the pressure and expectations that Klint Kubiak is. Kubiak was hired as the offensive coordinator for the New Orleans Saints this offseason, replacing longtime coordinator Pete Carmichael Jr. While Kubiak is only the OC, he has already had a ton of responsibilities thrown his way.

In year one, Kubiak is expected to make the offense a top unit, get the most out of Derek Carr, restore the running game, and improve a rebuilding offensive line. If Kubiak can’t get that done, New Orleans will likely be headed to a rebuild. But if he can make all that happen, there will be a lot of people thankful for Kubiak. Let’s take a look at three Saints who will be thankful for Klint Kubiak if everything works out.

3. Alvin Kamara will be thankful for Klint Kubiak

The second it was announced that Kubiak was joining the Saints, everyone immediately thought about how Alvin Kamara would benefit. Kubiak comes to New Orleans after a season with the San Francisco 49ers, and he’s bringing the system that allowed the world to see the best version of Christian McCaffrey.

Since arriving, Kubiak has made it clear that he wants to build the offense around the run game, and that he has big plans for Alvin Kamara. This is great news for a veteran running back who some think is on the decline. Kamara will be set up to thrive in a system that plays to his strengths. That should also help with his journey towards a new contract.

2. Derek Carr will be thankful for Klint Kubiak

If the running game is working, life becomes much easier for quarterbacks. That means Derek Carr could have a productive season. The Shanahan system that the Saints will be running under Kubiak is known to be quarterback friendly. If Carr takes advantage of that, he’ll have a productive season, the Saints will win games, and he’ll be able to quiet the noise around his name.

It’s obvious that this is a make-or-break year for Carr, with many people already calling for his job as the team’s starting quarterback. However, one strong season with Kubiak can quickly change that narrative.

1. Dennis Allen will be thankful for Klint Kubiak

Carr isn’t the only on the hot seat. Head coach Dennis Allen is on the hottest seat. In his two seasons since taking over for Sean Payton, New Orleans is a combined 16-18, missing the playoffs in both years. While Mickey Loomis has said all the right things regarding Allen’s job security, it’ll be hard to justify keeping him in charge after another mediocre season.

That’s why the Saints really need to win in 2024, and why Klint Kubiak could be big for Dennis Allen. If Kubiak gets the offense humming, leading to wins and a playoff berth, Allen will be able to hold on to his job.