New Orleans Saints: Marcus Maye, S (Jets)
The New Orleans Saints are another team in the 2022 NFL offseason to watch as bargain shoppers.
What is New Orleans going to do at the quarterback position? Without Sean Payton, it’s hard to imagine this team is just going to keep on humming along offensively. They weren’t exactly doing so last year, the first year of the post-Drew Brees era.
Quarterback is the priority in New Orleans, as it is in a variety of NFL cities, but other areas need to be addressed as well.
After franchise tagging Marcus Williams in 2021, the Saints might finally be at the spot where they just can’t afford him anymore.
How about replacing him with another Marcus on a prove-it deal?
Marcus Maye suffered an injury in the 2021 season, so he might be able to be signed for a very team-friendly prove-it contract.
He could be a really solid option for the Saints on a one-year deal with the option of the franchise tag in 2023 if things work out for the best.
We could see New Orleans try to lock up their own — Marcus Williams — with a long-term deal, but it’s hard to know at this point if that’s the kind of move they can really afford.