Rob Ryan might be the biggest sacrifice this offseason for the Saints, at least in terms of physical dimensions.
But he might not make the biggest splash.
According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, the Saints are thinking about life after Drew Brees, and the team is expecting to draft a quarterback high this offseason.
The Saints have dipped this year and so has Brees, though there’s a reasonable chicken-egg argument about the reasons why.
But he’ll turn 36 in January, and is scheduled to make $38.5 million the next two seasons.
Now, talking about a potential replacement could simply be leverage toward extending his deal so they can afford some more players, but it could also be a realization that his best days could be behind him.