The Saints no longer have the worst cap situation in the NFL

Moral victory!

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The New Orleans Saints are no stranger to being in what's referred to as "cap hell". This is when teams are massively under the cap entering the offseason and somehow, someway, the Saints always manage to kick the can down the road and deal with it later on.

A lot of people thought that the Saints might finally rebuild and make the necessary moves to fix their cap situation last year. They went on to sign Derek Carr to a multi-year deal and make a slew of other moves.

Well, when the 2023 season had wrapped up, the Saints were 9-8, missed the playoffs, and found themselves with the worst cap situation. That's no longer the case after the Saints made some moves to help themselves out a bit. Teams were also rewarded due to the cap increasing to $255.4 million.

For teams in good positions, this is great news because they only get richer. For the Saints, it helps dig them out of a hole.

What is the Saints' cap situation like now?

As of this writing, New Orleans is no longer in the worst position when it comes to cap space. That honor now belongs to the Buffalo Bills, who are in the hole at -$41,742,609 compared to the Saints sitting at -$40,071,454. The Saints have made some moves, restructuring both Derek Carr's and Erik McCoy's contracts to help their situation.

The Saints still aren't in a good spot at all with their salary cap but at least now there's one other team in a worst spot than they are. That's something, right?