With the 2020 season wrapping up with the Kansas City Chiefs as Super Bowl the New Orleans Saints like most NFL teams are now preparing for the 2020 offseason and will have some holes to fill, as we now begin a look into the offseason here are some of the saints linebacker trade rumors as we take a look at each position continuing our series:
Free Agency Profile: Wide Receiver
Now, I think the Saints could certainly use the extra help at linebacker with so many questions entering the offseason and if they were to spend big on one linebacker it would be Blake Martinez. He ended up finishing second in the league in total tackles and has gotten better and better since entering the league in 2016 and and play both the run and pass very well.
Woodyard, a 13 year veteran took a backseat to the young duo of Jayon Brown and Rashaan Evans in Tennssee this past season, in his last season as the starter Woodyard racked up 113 tackles and 4.5 sacks he could serve as a valuable backup or starter on this Saints team, and may take a team friendly deal for one last chance at a Super Bowl.
Joe Schobert: Ever since becoming a starter in 2017 Schobert has been one of the few bright spots for some bad Cleveland Browns teams by recording over 100 tackles every season and this year had a career high in interceptions (4) if he were to come to New Orleans Schobert and Demario Davis would make an excellent pass covering duo.
Sean Lee may not be the player he once was considering the 10 year vet just finished playing in 16 games for the first time, that said Lee actually thrived by being limited on the field and looked like the Sean Lee of old by finishing the year with 86 tackles and 1 interception, Lee came out earlier toady announcing he was coming back for another season and will test the market. The Saints could certainly use Lee’s pass covering skills and play recognition skills.
Of all the linebackers in this free agency group Littleton will be the prize line backer target for a lot of teams as Littleton finished with over 130 tackles 3.5 sacks and 2 interceptions. Plenty of teams will offer Littleton a lot of money and he may end up being out of the Saints price range.
What would you say if I told you Todd Davis was a Saint? Well he was actually during the 2014 season for a brief minute, then he went to Denver and the last 2 years has been a tackling machine for the broncos racking up 114 tackles in 2018 and 134 this past season. This could be a player the Saints get away with and bring him in on a team friendly deal.Follow @aasalas98