Six former New Orleans Saints are finalists for the 2022 College Football Hall of Fame. The College HOF website states the 2022 ballot features "78 players and seven coaches for the Football Subdivision and 99 players and 33 coaches from the divisional ranks." New Orleans has six representatives of former Saints players being considered on the 2022 ballot.
ESPN analyst Marcus Spears says that the New Orleans Saints are still a playoff contending team in 2021 with Jameis Winston at quarterback.
The New Orleans Saints lost three linebackers during the 2021 offseason. The biggest loss was the release of LB Kwon Alexander, who teamed with All-Pro Demario Davis to help make this defense one of the league's best units down the stretch of last year. Part-time starter Alex Anzalone departed in free agency, signing with the Detroit Lions.