How to Solve the Saints Looming Cap Issues

On Off The Bench: Overtime, T-Bob Hebert breaks down the New Orleans Saints looming cap issues heading into the off-season, and discusses how the Saints can get under the cap, refill the roster, and reload at quarterback if they choose that path. Should the Saints go after a big free agent quarterback such as Matthew Stafford or Matt Ryan?

Check out Nick Underhill’s article here: https://neworleans.football/how-the-saints-can-get-under-the-cap-refill-the-roster-and-reload-at-quarterback-if-they-choose-that-path/

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50 Comments

  1. William Ole School Arendt on January 26, 2021 at 8:19 pm

    I think that Payton uses this season to figure out if Tasom Hill or Winston can be your starting quarterback and if they can’t then next off season go get a quarterback from the draft period! I think that Loomas needs to look at who stays getting hurt and who stays healthy and that’s how you figure out who stays and who goes! I personally don’t think that Payton stays with either one meaning Hill or Winston! I think that the following off season the Saints will draft a quarterback! Jamius has all of the skills and a mother of a arm but his problems are in his head! Some guys never get past their panic mode and that is Winston’s problem he panics! Hill’s problem is that he is a running quarterback and he doesn’t look comfortable passing the ball! Hill also has a panic problem but only when passing! I think that Shaun will realize this next season!

  2. King Kaden20 on January 26, 2021 at 8:19 pm

    im happy that we will now have someone who can launch the ball down field now it will be great

  3. Jack Rottman on January 26, 2021 at 8:21 pm

    How much do you think we are gonna have to pay Jameis?

  4. Curtis Williams on January 26, 2021 at 8:24 pm

    Winston gives me Aaron Brooks vibes. Not ready to have an era like that again where the anxiety is always on an all time high

  5. Richard Knauf on January 26, 2021 at 8:24 pm

    I say let go of Kamara. He just seems to half-ass most of the time.

  6. Ryan Genter on January 26, 2021 at 8:25 pm

    Keep Sanders!!!!

  7. Bxbowler on January 26, 2021 at 8:28 pm

    Cook fumbling ass can go

  8. Rome Riggs on January 26, 2021 at 8:30 pm

    Keep Emmanuel Sanders. He played very well, but we never got a chance to see the full potential of the offense, cause MT was hurt all year.

  9. Tastet 55 on January 26, 2021 at 8:32 pm

    I would try and acquire draft picks best you can. No point in resigning anyone

  10. Fred Wright on January 26, 2021 at 8:33 pm

    Trade Thomas,trade peete, trade lattimore, trade Williams, cut Jenkins, redo Davis, then resign the front four, and keep them intact.

  11. sufall96 on January 26, 2021 at 8:33 pm

    Yeah Emmanuel Sanders was a nice addition this year…Drew/Tayson under performed

  12. Justin Bingham on January 26, 2021 at 8:33 pm

    They should restructure the Kamara deal. That fool is over paid.

  13. Andrew Alvarez on January 26, 2021 at 8:35 pm

    Who cares

  14. Jogzc Nd on January 26, 2021 at 8:36 pm

    I don’t think we should bring Jared cook back he did not have a good year and the divisional round game sealed the deal.

  15. Kevin Cooper on January 26, 2021 at 8:36 pm

    To be completely honest, I am not worried about our 2021 cap space ( or lack thereof). I don’t know if you forgot, but we have the best GM in the league, Mickey Loomis. Now, you guys can say "you guys are nearly 100 mil over the projected salary cap. Loomis can’t get up out of this one." Well, if you say that, you must not know who Mickey Loomis is. He will work his magic like usual. I know it, and YOU know it as well.

  16. Matt Peterson on January 26, 2021 at 8:37 pm

    P j. Alex a. Can take a hike!

  17. MTZ Edits on January 26, 2021 at 8:39 pm

    We need E

  18. V Law on January 26, 2021 at 8:40 pm

    With the injuries Brees had this year, if Payton had any faith in Winston we would’ve seen a lot more of him. And Taysom "if my first read ain’t open I’m runnin" Hill isn’t a franchise QB. It’s time to rebuild. Trade for draft picks, get money off the books, get Payton a young QB to scheme with. We can’t keep enough of our roster together to be competitive without a solid QB. I’ll always love Drew and just wish I could’ve seen him play at the dome one last time this year.

  19. Benjamin DeMers on January 26, 2021 at 8:44 pm

    Peat stay hurt. Bye Felicia

  20. The Bear Minimum on January 26, 2021 at 8:45 pm

    Most players don’t do the restructing thing. It’s certainly a nice thought experiment but unless there’s more guaranteed and a lot up front it doesn’t usually happen.

    Also the drew Brees bit is a bad faith move and the league shouldn’t allow that cap to spread.

    That said, you guys are great at finding talent so wish ya’ll the best

  21. MJIZZEL MJ on January 26, 2021 at 8:45 pm

    Trey Hendrickson

  22. Cam B on January 26, 2021 at 8:46 pm

    Sanders was open a good bulk of the time just wasn’t throwing his way

  23. Austin Losievski on January 26, 2021 at 8:46 pm

    Andrus peat makes me cry at times

  24. Chef Duke on January 26, 2021 at 8:48 pm

    Need restructure Taysom Hill and Thomas contract and cut peat should have been long time coming

  25. Arnelle Williams on January 26, 2021 at 8:48 pm

    You can’t, that’s just the Saints. They are and will not go to no Super Bowl. Continue to dream and wish…their all a whole lot way better teams in the NFL NFC SOUTH, NORTH, WEST, EAST BETTS THAN THE SAINTS AND IT HAS BEEN PROVEN FOR 11 YEARS.

  26. Benjamin DeMers on January 26, 2021 at 8:48 pm

    My thing is your still losing in the post season. You need a solid consistent qb. I wanna see great football IQ. I don’t see that in Taysom or Jameis.

  27. Tara TMamaSmacka Smith on January 26, 2021 at 8:52 pm

    We need the $25 mil cap space.

  28. Geno 139 on January 26, 2021 at 8:53 pm

    Let go of G Peat, TE Cook, WR Smith And DT Rankins

  29. Lavel Brown on January 26, 2021 at 8:54 pm

    Trey can go

  30. Audit The Fed on January 26, 2021 at 8:54 pm

    Doesn’t Thomas want out?

  31. Tim Dunn on January 26, 2021 at 8:55 pm

    Is Watson available? (Trade Peat) What does philly want for Hurts?( Trade Peat) Winston is ok or does Payton go with Hill who knows but I don’t like Stafford as a saint. Draft trade up( Peat)

  32. 4Q2 smith on January 26, 2021 at 8:55 pm

    We can damn sure count on Loomis to get us out of cap hell more than we can count on an injured Drew Brees to keep us in the playoffs.

  33. King Kaden20 on January 26, 2021 at 8:57 pm

    we over payed peat

  34. PsyKlown on January 26, 2021 at 8:59 pm

    Get rid of thomas…

  35. Southern Dandy on January 26, 2021 at 9:00 pm

    Saints are doooooomed. They mortgaged their future and lost.

  36. Gumbo Jambalaya on January 26, 2021 at 9:00 pm

    So basically kick the can down the road again?

  37. Michael Darby on January 26, 2021 at 9:01 pm

    Cook, Morestead, Easton ,Emmanuel, Anzalone, should be dropped imo

  38. Stephen Lucas on January 26, 2021 at 9:01 pm

    We could try to restructure Kwon Alexander, Michael Thomas, Terron Armstead, Cam Jordan, and Malcolm Brown. Trade Andrus Peat and let Jared Cook and Sheldon Rankins try their free agency open market salary. Then go after in free agency Joe Thuney guard from the New England Patriots. Keep Emmanuel Sanders, Tre’Quan Smith, Jameis Winston, and go after Chris Godwin from Tampa Bay Buccaneers for wide receiver depth. We had Michael Thomas, Tre’Quan Smith, Deonte Harris, and rookie Marquez Callaway go down this year with just 6 active wide receivers on the active roster. Have Godwin gives the Saints another deep threat and with Jameis Winston at quarterback with those weapons at wide receiver it makes the New Orleans Saints offense more dangerous

  39. Mike N on January 26, 2021 at 9:02 pm

    Loomising Cap Issues? 🤣

  40. Byron Ramirez on January 26, 2021 at 9:04 pm

    Nah Emanuel sanders did what he had to keep him

  41. Luis Perera on January 26, 2021 at 9:07 pm

    Imagine being that much over the cap and still choking in the playoffs. 💀

  42. GabeXD on January 26, 2021 at 9:07 pm

    Bro I was so mad when I saw the flag when harris made a kick return touchdown

  43. Benjamin DeMers on January 26, 2021 at 9:07 pm

    Emmanuel, Morestead, Nick Easton, Malcolm Brown, and Cook can go

  44. Jason Brazier on January 26, 2021 at 9:08 pm

    Do playets want their contracts redone? It sounds easy but if it were that simple wouldnt everone just have huge signing bonuses and small contracts?

  45. Keon Jackson on January 26, 2021 at 9:10 pm

    Resign Marcus Williams > resign Trey Hendrickson

  46. Jordan Francis on January 26, 2021 at 9:10 pm

    Janoris is boooooty, gets multiple PI’s per game & missed tackles. I’d rather pick up Patrick Surtain from bama in the 2nd or 3rd

  47. chilli Dog on January 26, 2021 at 9:12 pm

    if you do all of that you will hinder yourself for the future you will be tied to most players of your team long term you will have cap Problem going forward and thelretical you could restucture cam jordan too if your at it

  48. Marko319 on January 26, 2021 at 9:13 pm

    I think we have to hold down this defense. With Payton as the offensive guru, I feel like he can navigate a good to really good offense. Now holding down this defense and getting Stafford, for me, is ideal. I feel like we’d be a better team than what we had the last 2 seasons. Who Dat!⚜️⚜️

  49. King Kaden20 on January 26, 2021 at 9:14 pm

    we should use harris as a runner to that man is quick

  50. Teena Croissant on January 26, 2021 at 9:15 pm

    No fixing this mess. They mortgaged their future by back loading huge contracts with players at the tail end of their careers.

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