It almost goes without saying at this point that the New Orleans Saints have a lot of challenges to navigate in 2022. We know they’re starting out well over the salary cap. And we’ve already discussed their long list of pending free agents and their top salary cap hits (plus how New Orleans can reach cap compliance without cutting a single player).
They’re set up for a big offseason and plenty of changes, which is immediately more fun to look to than last year’s long summer of departures, cap cuts, and retirements. But there’s a domino effect at play here, with various situations lined up one after the next. Once the Saints begin to make moves, expect a chain reaction to develop as their 2022 roster takes shape. Here’s where it starts: