Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com ranked every general manager around the league. The New Orleans Saints GM may not be at the top, but the Saints man is ranked fairly.
Mickey Loomis has become a bit of a lightning rod talking point amongst New Orleans Saints fans, such is life for an NFL General Manager. NFL.com decided to rank the 32 of them, with the most crucial time of year for them, the NFL Draft, around the corner. While the Saints GM is outside the top ten, which seems harsh on the surface, we think his ranking is fair.
Loomis checks in at number 14 on the list. When you dive into the weeds, it does actually make a lot of sense to rank him where they did.
The NFL, like all sports, is big on "what have you done for me lately?" Sure, Loomis did win a Super Bowl as the head honcho in the Saints front office, that was all the way back in the 2009 season. Of course the Saints have been one of the mnost consistently solid franchises in the entire league since then, but it also helped that they had an all-time great quarterback in Drew Brees at the helm. Granted, he was a Loomis signing, but still.
Rosenthal of NFL.com also praises Loomis on how he was able to turn the Saints league-worst situation into one of the league's best, all while signing Derek Carr. Of course, there have been other moves that have misfired such as basically everything in the secondary that was touched on as well.
When all this adds up, you basically get a franchise that appears stuck in the middle of the league. Despite that, they still have an excellent chance to host a playoff game in the Superdome thanks to a weak NFC South, They aren't rebuilding, they're trying to stay competitive.
As such, Mickey Loomis of the New Orleans Saints is ranked right where he should be, towards the middle, but trending towards the top. Let's see what happens after the Draft, and of course when the 2023 NFL season finally kicks off.