Going for 2
Saints sitting pretty
Arguably the most impressive team during week 1 of the preseason was the New Orleans Saints. Both Derek Carr and Jameis Winston looked impressive, both leading their teams on touchdown drives against the defending Super Bowl champs.
Derek Carr appears to be the face of the franchise for at least a few years. When Jameis Winston was healthy and in a good environment, he played like a top-15 QB. With rookie draft pick Jake Haener looking young but serviceable, and heck, even Taysom Hill is still hanging around. It puts the Saints in an enviable position.
If a team wants to take a chance on Winston, and an injury forces their hand, the Saints could get a pretty decent draft pick for his services. As a team that appears to be the favorites in the NFC South and maybe even a sneaky NFL playoff contender, but also has numerous holes, this puts NOLA in a strong win/win position.
Rest in Peace to Alex Collins
I wanted to take a moment to honor Alex Collins, who tragically passed away on Monday at just 28 years old. Collins, a former Arkansas Razorback star, made his mark on the league as a powerful back that could step in and take over when needed.
Collins was a fan favorite in Baltimore and Seattle. In 2017, Collins was the starting running back for the Ravens, rushing for 973 yards and 6 touchdowns. As good of a running back as he was,
by all accounts he was an even better human being. He will be missed by the players and the fans of the NFL and beyond.