A not-so-funny factor occurred to the New Orleans Saints as they got here up wanting reaching Tremendous Bowl LIII. Can Sean Payton’s group bounce again in ’19?
This previous season, the New Orleans Saints received a second straight division title for the primary time within the group’s fascinating his story. Sean Payne’s group reached the NFC title recreation for the primary time since 2009. However as destiny would have it, the membership wound up arising brief at dwelling in opposition to the Los Angeles Rams in extra time, 26-23.
However what concerning the subsequent few months for this franchise? The membership has restricted wage cap house and as of this writing, no picks within the first, third and fourth rounds of April’s draft. And what does this membership want to deal with prior to later?
5. Re-work QB Drew Brees’ contract
Some would say that his efficiency fell off late in 2018. And there’s been hypothesis that Saints’ veteran quarterback Drew Brees wasn’t wholesome down the stretch and within the playoffs. Regardless, the NFL’s all-time chief in profession passing yards has each intention of taking the sector for a 19th NFL season and 14th within the Crescent Metropolis. However there’s this little matter of finance and the way Brees’ wage cap quantity for 2019 might or will have an effect on the group.
Through Spotrac, the veteran signal-caller’s cap-hit in ’19 will probably be $33.5 million. At present, the group is simply $9.9 million over the wage cap. Granted, there are three different gamers – left deal with Terron Armstead, defensive finish Cameron Jordan and guard Larry Warford – have cap numbers exceeding $10 million. However the restructuring will most likely start with Brees because the Saints have a couple of high quality free brokers that might doubtless need to retain.