10 biggest cap hits for the Saints heading into 2023 offseason

The New Orleans Saints are in a tight spot. They finished the 2022 season with a 7-10 record after rallying to win 3 of their last 4 games under Dennis Allen’s first year as their head coach. They don’t own a pick in the first round of the 2023 draft, and depending on where you look, they’re projected to sit over the 2023 salary cap by $53 to $57 million.

So they have a lot of work to do, but that’s the case every year. Some veterans will be let go, others will restructure their contracts to move money around, and a few will sign lucrative extensions as the Saints work to reach salary cap compliance and open up resources to add new talent. It’s the same as it ever was.

With the Saints’ 2022 season in the books, we’re shifting gears to look at their top 10 cap hits for 2023 (numbers via Spotrac):

10. C Erik McCoy

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2023 cap hit: $12,680,000

Percentage of 2023 cap: 5.63%

9. LB Demario Davis

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2023 cap hit: $13,776,000

Percentage of 2023 cap: 6.12%

8. TE Taysom Hill

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2023 cap hit: $13,925,000

Percentage of 2023 cap: 6.18%

7. WR Michael Thomas

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2023 cap hit: $14,108,588

Percentage of 2023 cap: 6.27%

6. QB Jameis Winston

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2023 cap hit: $15,600,000

Percentage of 2023 cap: 6.93%

5. RB Alvin Kamara

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2023 cap hit: $16,093,000

Percentage of 2023 cap: 7.15%

4. LG Andrus Peat

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2023 cap hit: $18,371,000

Percentage of 2023 cap: 8.16%

3. RT Ryan Ramczyk

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2023 cap hit: $21,441,321

Percentage of 2023 cap: 9.52%

2. CB Marshon Lattimore

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2023 cap hit: $22,464,400

Percentage of 2023 cap: 9.98%

1. DE Cameron Jordan

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2023 cap hit: $25,637,250

Percentage of 2023 cap: 11.39%

Story originally appeared on Saints Wire