Saints News: No changes to OC position, free agents for 2023, more

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In Saints news, the New Orleans Saints will not be moving on from Pete Carmichael as their offensive coordinator, per Mike Triplett. Also in Saints news, who will the team add in free agency this March?

Triplett tweeted on Thursday afternoon that NOLA was not planning to replace Carmichael or any other assistants. He also noted that "Although the team knows it needs to be better on offense, they believe in Carmichael" which made me laugh pretty hard. Did they not watch this offense last season?

The Saints are going to lose several players this offseason but they'll also be adding some players as well. They need help desperately on their defensive line and, of course, quarterback is a position they need to be targeting in the offseason.

Here's what's trending in Saints news.

5 Saints players who likely played their final game with the team [Who Dat Dish]

I'd be surprised if any of these Saints players returned in 2023. Some won't be back because they underperformed, others because they'll be too pricy, and then there's Michael Thomas who is a nice combination of both.

Saints Planning to Stick With Pete Carmichael Jr. [John Hendrix Jr., SI]

"There's a lot of needs the team will have to address in the offseason, which falls mostly on the offensive side of the ball. Carmichael Jr. will need to utilize Alvin Kamara and Taysom Hill properly, and New Orleans will also need to get a stable quarterback option and pass-catcher that can make contested catches."

From Hendrix's article

The offense was definitely the issue down the stretch and that's why it's surprising that Carmichael is sticking around.

Next. 7 Free Agent or Trade Candidate Quarterbacks. dark

One offensive free agent each NFL team should pursue in the 2023 offseason [Brad Spielberger, PFF]

One defensive free agent each NFL team should pursue in the 2023 offseason [Brad Spielberger, PFF]

I'll lump these two together since it's a similar topic. I won't spoil who the Saints' entries were but they'd be intriguing additions, that's for sure.