Sad News: the Orleans as official Announce that Chase Young may not be able to play again due to…

This offseason, the New Orleans Saints predominantly went bargain shopping in free agency due to their lack of salary cap space. Among New Orleans’ dozen signings, only wide receiver Cedrick Wilson received a multi-year pact, while just two players received more than $3 million in their one-year deals.

One of those was former Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Willie Gay Jr. The other is defensive end Chase Young, who Saints’ longtime veteran leader Cameron Jordan projected will turn the duo of himself and sixth-year pro Carl Granderson into a formidable trio during an appearance on the final episode of NFL Total Access last Friday evening.

Despite riding close to the salary cap, New Orleans paid up for Young, giving him a fully guaranteed $13 million for the 2024 season. The former No. 2 overall selection recorded 7.5 sacks in a 2023 campaign split between the Washington Commanders and San Francisco 49ers. That total matched the career-high he set during his Defensive Rookie of the Year-winning 2020 season.

New Orleans ranked bottom-six in nearly every QB pressure metric last season. They also didn’t add any pass rushers in the NFL Draft or free agency beyond Young despite their struggles, meaning he is going to have to play and produce in a massive way alongside Jordan and Granderson next year for the team to be better in that area.