3 Best Offseason Moves From the New Orleans Saints
Coming off a disappointing first-round exit from the postseason, the New Orleans Saints wasted no time reloading this offseason. With Drew Brees back under center, he'll now have plenty of firepower supporting him on both sides of the ball.
So with that in mind, let's take a look at the Saints' three best moves from the 2020 offseason.
3. Signing Emmanuel Sanders
As strange as it sounds for a team that has Michael Thomas, the Saints had a real hole at WR last year. Outside of Thomas, no WR on the team reached even 430 receiving yards. The team more than addressed that need by going out and signing Emmanuel Sanders. In 10 games with the San Francisco 49ers, Sanders racked up 502 receiving yards and 3 TDs. He should instantly do damage as the team's second wideout.
2. Signing Malcolm Jenkins
Malcolm Jenkins began his career with the Saints, and now there's a good chance he could end it in New Orleans as well. The 32-year-old was a solid contributor for the Philadelphia Eagles last season, receiving a 68.6 grade from Pro Football Focus. He should help shore up a Saints secondary that lost Eli Apple this offseason.
1. Re-Signing Drew Brees
Unsurprisingly, getting Drew Brees back is the Saints' best, and most impactful, move of the offseason. Brees signed a pretty team-friendly deal, securing a two-year, $50 million contract to stay in New Orleans. He'll have the seventh-highest cap hit at the position in 2020, and that slightly below-market deal created a lot of flexibility for the team while keeping them firmly in the Super Bowl hunt for the immediate future.
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