The New Orleans Saints haven’t been real contenders since they won the Super Bowl back in 2010, and it would appear owner Tom Benson is looking to get his hands on that Lombardi one more time.
Despite Benson’s enthusiasm, many think that the Saints threw their short-term chances of winning a Super Bowl out the window when they traded stud tight end Jimmy Graham to the Seattle Seahawks earlier this offseason.
Along with Graham’s departure, the Saints also dealt Ben Grubbs, a two-time Pro Bowl guard, and up-and-coming wide receiver Kenny Stills last week.
However, Benson claims the team isn’t in a “rebuilding process.”
We’re just trying to get better. We want to win another Super Bowl.
The Saints did make an improvement to their ground game by adding running back C.J. Spiller to team up with running back Mark Ingram, who the team re-signed earlier this month. New Orleans also possesses five of the top 80 picks in the upcoming draft.
With that said, a Super Bowl run this upcoming season would require the Saints not only to get through an improved NFC South, but some of the top teams in the conference.
Based on recent moves, that’s not all too likely.
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