The New Orleans Saints’ season ended abruptly in the NFC Wild Card round and now the focus must turn to the upcoming offseason.
The New Orleans Saints had a fantastic season. The team dealt with injuries to Drew Brees, Alvin Kamara, Marshon Lattimore, Andrus Peat and nearly the entire linebacker core, just to name a few. Yet, despite all of that, the Saints finished with a 13-3 record.
When Drew Brees went down with his thumb injury in Week 2 the conversation was not whether or not the Saints could get a first-round bye, but how they could manage to win enough games to still win the NFC South.
Teddy Bridgewater took over and progressively got better and was 5-0 in games that he started. Brees returned, and despite some hiccups at time, had some truly vintage performance, including his record-breaking game against the Indianapolis Colts.
Michael Thomas had one of the most impressive seasons that a wide receiver has ever had and Taysom Hill continued his case as the most interesting man in the NFL. The Saints only lost three games and somehow, despite overcome so much adversity, had to overcome more adversity of not getting a bye in the playoffs.
That ended up hurting the Saints as the Minnesota Vikings came into New Orleans and shocked Saint fans and the NFL community as a whole. Kirk Cousins beat Drew Brees in the same weekend that Ryan Tannehill beat Tom Brady — was there a glitch in the simulation?
That is not the only question we have regarding the Saints as there are several heading into the offseason. We picked out our biggest three.