The New Orleans Saints have been relatively quiet this offseason, but they made a major move on Friday afternoon. They’ll be bringing Pro Bowl offensive guard Andrus Peat back for the foreseeable future.
Peat was selected by New Orleans in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft. He’s made multiple Pro Bowl appearances during that span, but he’s also dealt with a few injuries.
New Orleans has one of the better offensive lines in the league, and it’s pretty clear that Sean Payton and the front office want to keep Peat around for an extended period of time. As for his salary next season, the Stanford product will be earning a nice salary.
According to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport, the Saints have signed Peat to a five-year deal worth $57.5 million with $33 million of that money being fully guaranteed.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 20, 2020
It’s imperative that Peat plays at a high level next season. During the team’s loss to the Minnesota Vikings in this year’s playoffs, he struggled to hold his own.
As for other moves the Saints made this offseason, they recently signed veteran safety Malcolm Jenkins. On the other hand, they did lose A.J. Klein, Eli Apple and Teddy Bridgewater.
After three-straight seasons of heartbreaking playoff losses, the Saints will try to finally get over the hump in 2020.