Let’s talk about a team that was once again due in decisive instances last year: the New Orleans Saints. 2020 looked promising for this franchise, however, it was more of the same and they fell by the wayside for the Super Bowl by losing in the Divisional Round to the Buccaneers. HoweverFor this 2021 the goal is different: to find his quarterback of the future and not collapse in the attempt to enter the postseason without Drew Brees. We leave you everything you need to know about the Saints this 2021 NFL Season.
Last season of the Saints
To better understand the present, you have to analyze the past. How did the previous season end for the Saints? At 12-4, this team was the best in the NFC South, and the second seed in the National Conference. However, after resting in the first week of the Playoffs, they failed to make it through the Divisional Round. Do you want to find out more? Check here the New Orleans Saints Analysis of the 2020 season.
How they got to free agency:
New Orleans entered Free Agency in 2021 with the need to reinforce certain positions such as quarterback, linebacker and tight end. The problem is that they were in the red; they had the fifth worst space against the NFL salary cap. Did you manage to solve it? Here is the NFL Free Agency Preview 2021 – New Orleans Saints.
Before and after the 2021 Draft
After solving certain problems via Free Agency, the team entered the 2021 NFL Draft and with their first-round pick they selected Payton Turner. In addition, they also selected potential replacement for Drew Brees in the fourth round. Do you want to know who else they incorporated? Check it out in the 2021 NFL Draft Review: NFC South, where we review New Orleans’ top picks and their divisional rivals.
The Saints’ stories to watch for this season
- The team’s starting quarterback. Both Taysom Hill and Jameis Winston staged a fight for the starting position for the 2021 NFL Season. However, it was finally Winston who won. Will he be able to bring out this team’s offense?
- The salary cap purge in 2021. At the end of 2020 they were one of the teams that were higher than the salary cap, therefore, they had to let several players go to get back into range. Will it affect them?
- Year of reconstruction or can you dream of Playoffs? Without Drew Brees at the helm, the Saints are no longer the favorites to win the NFC South, however, with seven Playoff tickets available, they could still enter the postseason.
- Is Michael Thomas Still a Top WR in the NFL? After a fantastic 2019, Michael Thomas was only able to play seven games this season with an ankle injury. The future of the Saints’ offense will depend on the level at which Thomas returns. However, sadly, the start of the 2021 season will also be missed.
- The Saints’ defenseless defense. In 2020 it was the fourth best in total yards allowed and also against the passing attack, similarly it was the fifth in points allowed per game, and even so, the defense is the most underrated part of the team.
- In case you missed it: do not forget to visit our article The top concern of every NFC South team in 2021 where You will be able to find what concerns both New Orleans and its direct division rivals.
2021 NFL Season Predictions
The question is simple: how many games are the Saints going to win in Season 2021? Discover our forecast on the future of those led by Sean Payton for the new NFL season. Will they succeed in their first season without Drew Brees in more than a decade?
How does this team look in Fantasy Football?
As the 2021 NFL Season is about to start, the world of Fantasy Football boils with the organization of leagues, Drafts and settings on different platforms. That is why we bring you the Fantasy Football Preview of the 2021 NFL Season – NFC South, where you can find all the necessary information about the Saints and their division rivals.
The Saints’ odds towards Season 2021
Many dare to make analyzes and forecasts of their teams in their regular season, but few back them with money. For this reason, the First and Ten Betting team offers you the odds of the New Orleans Saints towards the 2021 Season with the possibilities that the betting houses in Las Vegas give them right now to reach the Super Bowl, win their conference, the divisional pennant, among others.
About New Orleans and the NFC South
Are you left with doubts? Thanks to our audiovisual content, in this video you can find out about the situation that this team and its divisional rivals are going through. You can watch the episode of NFC South through the Primero y Diez official channel on YouTube or direct from here:
Now you are up to date with EVERYTHING you need to know about the Saints this NFL 2021 Season. Be sure to check the content related to other teams for this campaign: