The New Orleans Saints are making an interesting addition to their offensive line ahead of the 2021 season.
The Saints recently attended Tulane’s Pro Day to get a good look at draft prospects. In doing so, they also got to evaluate offensive lineman Christian Montano.
Montano went undrafted last year, but wound up signing with the Pittsburgh Steelers ahead of the 2020 season. The Steelers eventually cut Montano, making him a free agent in the process.
Montano worked out at Tulane’s Pro Day this month, and he must’ve impressed the Saints. New Orleans has signed the young offensive lineman to a one-year deal. It looks like the Saints may have found a diamond in the rough.
New Orleans Saints are signing former Tulane center Christian Montano, who was in Steelers’ camp last summer, to a one-year deal, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 20, 2021
It’s setting up to be a pivotal year for the Saints. They’ve undergone plenty of change this off-season, particularly at the quarterback position.
Drew Brees is retired. The New Orleans legend finally hung up his cleats this off-season. Now, the Saints have to find a replacement.
Jameis Winston is the obvious answer. The former No. 1 overall pick has had an up-and-down NFL career. Now, he’ll have another chance to be a full-time NFL starter. The first time around didn’t go very well.
The Saints are still well-equipped to challenge in the NFC. But it’ll all come down to the quarterback position. If Winston plays well, the Saints could be a surprise team this upcoming season.