By Bob Rose | SI
The New Orleans Saints 2020 offseason arrived faster than most expected thanks to a first round home playoff upset to the Minnesota Vikings. Despite the loss, the Saints have had one of the NFL’s most talented rosters over the past three seasons. General Manager Mickey Loomis and Head Coach Sean Payton have done an excellent job building a championship caliber roster through a mix of wise drafting and smart free agent decisions. The New Orleans front office faces more challenges this offseason. Expect the Saints to be active in free agency, even if they don’t reel in any high-priced contracts. The contracts of eight starters expired at the end of the year, with more players facing a possible restructured deal or being a potential cap casualty. The Saints own the 24th pick in the first round of the draft, along with picks in the 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th rounds.
Despite their talent and depth at many positions, a few glaring weaknesses were exposed in their playoff loss. As the team looks to keep their talented nucleus intact, here are a few of their biggest needs that must also be addressed this offseason.
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