New Orleans Saints Depth Chart

New Orleans Saints Depth Chart

NFC South
Stadium
Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Head Coach
Sean Payton
Offensive Coordinator
Pete Carmichael
Defensive Coordinator
Dennis Allen
Special Teams Coach
Dan Rizzi
Defensive Scheme
4-3
Team News
Saints Will Continue To Have Three QBs Active On Game Day

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton said that the uniqueness of quarterback Taysom Hill's role requires the team to have a third quarterback active on game days, and that won't change in 2020 with Teddy Bridgewater now in Carolina. The Saints are likely to look for the best quarterback (rookie or a veteran) that is available to be the No. 3 behind Drew Brees and Hill. New Orleans thinks highly of Hill as the heir apparent to Brees, but he's attempted just 13 passes the last two seasons, including just six attempts despite Brees missing extended time in 2019 with a finger injury. The 29-year-old gadget player won't have any lasting fantasy significance in redraft leagues unless Brees gets injured again or retires.

8 days ago
Jordan Love Meeting Virtually With Teams

The New Orleans Saints, Green Bay Packers, Los Angeles Chargers, Las Vegas Raiders, Miami Dolphins and Indianapolis Colts have been in contact with Utah State quarterback Jordan Love via FaceTime and other virtual methods, according to a source informed of the meetings. Love is projected to go anywhere from the top 10 picks to the back half of the first round in this month's draft. He has a big arm and plenty of athletic ability, but he was inconsistent in his final year in college in 2019. The Saints and Packers pick near the end of the first round and could select Love as the heir apparent to Drew Brees or Aaron Rodgers, respectively, if he falls that far. Some scouts think Love would benefit from sitting a year and learning behind a veteran QB.

8 days ago
Saints Sign Janoris Jenkins To Extension

The New Orleans Saints signed cornerback Janoris Jenkins to a two-year, $16.75 million contract extension on Wednesday, according to a source. So Jenkins will make $27 million overall for three years, with $10.2 million in guarantees. He'll have two option years after getting all the money he was owed for 2020 up front. The Saints can keep him for a $10 million base and a $1.2 million roster bonus in 2021 and a $5.25 million base and a $500,000 roster bonus in 2022. The 31-year-old played in just two games for New Orleans last year after coming over from the Giants, and he had five interceptions in his 15 games overall. He should be a full-time starter for the Saints in 2020.

15 days ago
NFL Draft Won't Be Held In Las Vegas

Las Vegas will no longer host next month's NFL Draft due to concerns over the coronavirus. The event is still scheduled for April 23-25, and two individuals with knowledge of the discussions said that the current plans call for a type of studio setting with cut-ins to the headquarters of the teams making each selection. It remains to be seen what the NFL will do with the top 20 or 30 prospects expected to be selected in the first round of the draft, as they usually have them on hand to be presented on stage when they are selected.

18 days ago
Emmanuel Sanders Winds Up With Saints

The New Orleans Saints agreed to a two-year, $16 million deal with wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders on Friday. The deal can be worth up to $19 million with incentives. Sanders spoke with the Cowboys and the Packers, but preferred the Saints with quarterback Drew Brees giving it one more run at a Super Bowl in 2020. The 33-year-old caught 36 passes for 502 yards and three touchdowns in 10 games with the Niners after a trade from the Broncos and was coming off a ruptured Achilles in 2018. He's lost a step but lands in a fine environment where he could be the team's No. 2 wideout behind stud Michael Thomas. Sanders could be a nice low-cost value pick later in drafts, especially in PPR formats.

20 days ago