New Orleans Saints: With Signing of Jairus Byrd, Saints Have NFL’s Best Safety Combination
With the NFL’s free agency starting on Tuesday, all teams have been scrambling to sign players to fill roster needs. Universally regarded as the best free agent available this year, Jairus Byrd, formerly of the Buffalo Bills, had no shortage of interest out on the open market, but by the time it was all said and done, Byrd decided upon the New Orleans Saints.
By signing Byrd, the New Orleans Saints have taken the final steps to rebuilding a secondary that just two seasons ago was the worst in NFL history. As a matter of fact, with the signing of Byrd, the Saints now have themselves the best safety tandem in the entire league. With my apologies to the Seattle Seahawks, who have an elite pair of safeties themselves, the Saints simply are more talented at the position after inking Byrd to a 6-year deal.
Having already had Kenny Vaccaro on the roster, the Saints appeared to be set for the future at at least one of the safety positions, but with Roman Harper gone, and Malcolm Jenkins signing with the Philadelphia Eagles on Tuesday, it became apparent the team needed to go out and snag another safety, and the Saints surely accomplished that.
Overall, with the signing of Byrd, New Orleans has successfully put together to of the league’s best ball-hawking, young safeties, and are now in possession of the league best combination at the position.
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