NFL 2022: Ranking the best supporting casts for every starting QB

November 3, 2019; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders wide receiver Hunter Renfrow (13) is congratulated by tight end Darren Waller (83) and quarterback Derek Carr (4) for catching a touchdown during the fourth quarter against the Detroit Lions at Oakland Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
November 3, 2019; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders wide receiver Hunter Renfrow (13) is congratulated by tight end Darren Waller (83) and quarterback Derek Carr (4) for catching a touchdown during the fourth quarter against the Detroit Lions at Oakland Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports /
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Feb 6, 2022; Paradise, Nevada, USA; NFC running back Alvin Kamara of the New Orleans Saints runs with the ball against the AFC during the Pro Bowl football game at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports /

10. New Orleans Saints, Jameis Winston

RB: Alvin Kamara, Mark Ingram
WR: Michael Thomas, Tre’Quan Smith
WR: Chris Olave
WR: Marquez Callaway
TE: Taysom Hill, Adam Trautman

I’ve given the New Orleans Saints a lot of grief for their offensive skill positions, but on paper, this unit is one of the top 10 in the NFL, in my opinion.

The presence of a healthy Alvin Kamara and a healthy Michael Thomas push this group significantly up the list, because New Orleans had arguably one of the worst groups a season ago without Thomas in the lineup.

That absence allowed Marquez Callaway to emerge a little bit and the Saints went out in the 2022 NFL Draft and got Ohio State’s Chris Olave.

Olave brings big-time speed and elite route-running skills to the position. Chalk up another handful of huge Ws for Ohio State receivers coach Brian Hartline, who continues to get his guys ready for the NFL.

The combination of Kamara and Mark Ingram in the backfield is about as good as you will get in today’s NFL.

At tight end the Saints had former second-round pick Adam Trautman increasing his role last year, and now he will be joined by offensive weapon Taysom Hill, who is making a “position switch” full-time.