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For the past several seasons, the New Orleans Saints have at least anecdotally been considered to possess one of the NFL's deepest rosters, and the team has fortified that notion with 37 wins the past three seasons ó tops in the NFL.

With almost all the key players from the 2019 season returning, that figures to again be the case in 2020. New Orleans not only has one of the NFL's premier players at each of its position groups, but it has capable players in reserve at just about every position, too.

This roster was built by smart decisions at every step of the team-building process. New Orleans has made calculated forays into free agency, adding high-impact performers without overpaying. Its draft successes have been well-chronicled, with home-grown talents developing into both stars and key role players. To top it off, the Saints have taken care of their own when their big paydays come due.

So, let's take a dive into this roster as it currently exists. This week: A look at the offensive players on the Saints' current 90-man roster, where their collective pay stacks against their positional peers across the NFL and a brief analysis of the position group's depth. Next week we will follow with the defensive and special teams players.

Note: Spotrac.com was the source for all salary cap figures, league ranks and dead cap numbers.



QB (4): Drew Brees, Taysom Hill, Jameis Winston, Tommy Stevens

2020 cap commitment (NFL rank): $31,351,000 (5th)
Dead cap: $4,000,000 (Teddy Bridgewater)
Analysis: The Saints already were in an enviable quarterback situation before adding Jameis Winston to the mix this offseason. Now, for the third year in a row, it is hard to substantiate a claim that another NFL team has a deeper stable of signal callers. Brees is returning for his 20th NFL season, and in spite of his age (at 41, he is the NFLís second-oldest active position player), he has offered little reason to doubt his abilities, setting career highs in touchdown to interception ratio (27-4) and passer rating (116.3) while playing 11 games last season. Breesí future is uncertain beyond this season, but his successor figures to already be on the team. The team has been steadfast in its support of Hill as a quarterback, but until that time arrives he has provided the team a valuable weapon as a utility player. And since the Saints assume more risk than teams typically do with their backup quarterback, it made signing a capable third quarterback a necessity. Enter Winston, whom the team took on as an affordable reclamation project. The former No. 1 overall pick has shown his considerable talent at times (evidenced by his 5,000-yard, 33-touchdown campaign last season), but has also been careless with the ball. New Orleans is banking on being able to coax more of the good traits out of Winston while diminishing the concerning ones. The Saints moved back into the seventh round of the draft to select Stevens, and while his odds of making the roster as a pure passer are long considering who is in front of him, the team could find a multi-purpose role for him as it did with Hill.

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Oh yeah! I am stoked for Saints football! Training camp soon! When? I don't know but soon I hope! Bless you boys!
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Oh yeah! I am stoked for Saints football! Training camp soon! When? I don't know but soon I hope! Bless you boys!
Right there with you. We are stacked. Great players and coaching!
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