The New Orleans Saints and GM Mickey Loomis have built a team capable of regularly competing for championships, as they have their offensive playmakers and o-line stalwarts locked up on long-term contracts. While New Orleans doesn't have tons of players on huge contracts that are underperforming, they do have some deals they might like a do-over on, namely these three.
3. DT Malcom Brown
Malcolm Brown's $15 million deal over three years doesn't seem like such a horrible contract, especially given how he held down the fort while Sheldon Rankins recovered from an Achilles injury. However, Brown is likely to take on a backup role next season now that Rankins is able to return to full strength. Brown's contract also carries with it a good amount of dead cap liability (around $5 million) over the next two years. That's too much for a backup, rotational lineman that has no juice as a pass rusher.
2. CB Janoris Jenkins
Janoris Jenkins famously earned himself a release from the Giants thanks to some totally unacceptable language choices, but he landed on his feet in New Orleans. While Jenkins did intercept five passes last year, which some claim justified the $11.25 million cap hit he will represent in 2020, those same individuals overlooked the fact that Jenkins has surrendered 11 touchdowns in the last two seasons, including five last year. As "feast or famine" a corner as there is in the league, the Saints could regret this eight-figure deal when Jenkins gets burned on a double move again.
1. LB Kiko Alonso
Kiko Alonso did not come cheap for the Saints, as his four-year, $28 million contract with the Miami Dolphins that the Saints picked up when they traded for him is set to expire at the end of this season. A backup on the depth chart, Alonso will cost $8.6 million this season, plus another $1 million in dead cap. After recording just 31 tackles in 13 games while tearing his ACL once again in the playoffs, Alonso isn't likely to see the field much at all this year. Not the best use of almost $10 million.