Jan 14, 2018; Minneapolis, MN, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) in the fourth quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports
What you need to know
This offseason will be dominated, like many other franchises, with talk of the quarterback position. Drew Brees is the guy in New Orleans and a new contract will almost undoubtedly be done sooner as opposed to later. The Saints may be a team to look for a possible longterm replacement at quarterback in the draft, but there are still some other areas of need for them to possibly address during free agency this year.
They have the second-most cap space in the division, and came within one play of the NFC Championship game, making them a very favorable destination for free agents. Can Sean Payton and Co. lure some big name players as a potential Super Bowl birth looms large in New Orleans?
Salary cap room
- Edge defender
- Tight end
- Wide receiver
Notable free agents
- Drew Brees, QB, 87.8 overall grade
- Alex Okafor, edge, 84.7 overall grade
- Senio Kelemete, G, 48.6 overall grade
- Brandon Coleman, WR, 47.5 overall grade
Drew Brees, QB, 87.8 overall grade
This one is relatively easy. Brees has said he wants to play several more years and it’s hard to envision him in any other uniform than the Black and Gold. While the Saints’ brass may search for his eventual replacement possibly in the draft, locking up Brees to finish his career in New Orleans should be priority No. 1 this offseason. All Brees did a season ago was lead the league in adjusted completion percentage while also fielding the…