Saints have a backup player that could become a star in 2024

As the New Orleans Saints prepare for the 2024 NFL season, they have a few under-the-radar players ready to make a name for themselves.
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The New Orleans Saints are a team filled with established veterans. Last season, they were the oldest team in the NFL. That means that many of the stars that make up their core are older, established stars. However, the Saints also have a few young players who are well on their way to being stars.

Receivers Chris Olave and Rashid Shaheed immediately come to mind. Both wideouts have already made their presence felt in the NFL. Many people believe receiver A.T. Perry, who’s coming off a promising rookie season, could follow in their footsteps and breakout soon as well.

Perry isn’t the only young player in New Orleans on the verge of superstardom either. Brad Gagnon, in a recent piece for Bleacher Report, named six backups who could be household names by the end of the 2024 season. On the list was Saints backup running back Kendre Miller.

Saints RB Kendre Miller predicted to become household name in 2024

Like Perry, Miller is coming off a promising rookie season. Gagnon explained that Miller will enter the 2024 season as a backup behind Alvin Kamara and Jamaal Williams, but argues Miller could start to get more carries once New Orleans realizes it isn’t a contender.

Gagnon went on to say that based on what Miller showed in college (6.7 yards a carry), and what he flashed in the league during his rookie season, he has a chance to flourish in the NFL. Kendre Miller ended his first season with 41 carries for 156 yards and a touchdown. The bulk of that production came in the season finale, when he carried the ball 13 times for 73 yards and one touchdown.

Everyone in New Orleans is definitely hoping that Miller can carry that momentum over into his second season, however, the team hopes it happens while the Saints are actually contending.