That’s my main focus, the 23-year-old told Ryan Mink of the team’s official website last month. “I know I’m capable of it. It’s more so just me trying to show everyone else that capability as well.”
Cam Newton hasn’t been able to replicate what he accomplished during his 2015 MVP season, and it’s not a coincidence that his Carolina Panthers went to the Super Bowl that year but haven’t won a playoff game since.
It’s also not a coincidence that Newton received better support from his surrounding cast that year (Jonathan Stewart and Greg Olsen were both Pro Bowlers) than he has since (Stewart faded, Kelvin Benjamin flashed but then was traded, Olsen missed the majority of the 2017 season due to a foot injury).
The Saints also signed former Marshall tight end Ryan Yurachek, although a position switch appears to be in the cards as they list him as a fullback in the release about the signing. He caught 143 passes for 1,354 yards and 26 touchdowns and tied a school record by catching at least one pass in 42 straight games.
To make room for the new players, the Saints waived linebacker Adam Bighill, offensive lineman Daronte Bouldin, defensive backs Rickey Jefferson and Bradley Sylve. Bighill played three games for the Saints last season and is the only one of the four with regular season experience.
Arguably, given the extent to which the Personal Conduct Policy and other league policies premised on the integrity of and public confidence in the professional football are applied to other players, the NFL should have.