New Orleans Saints GM voices concerns over potential salary cap issues
By Bob Garcia
Mickey Loomis predicts some problems for the Saints as salary cap reduction talk looms
It’s been revealed by Mickey Loomis, the New Orleans Saints’ Executive VP and General Manager, that it will be impossible for the Saints to not go through a difficult cap situation this offseason. However, the Saints won’t be facing this situation for the first time, as they’ve gone through choppy cap situations before. They’ve still managed to get 49 regular-season games from 2017-20 and win NFC South Division titles four consecutive times.
The cap may remain the same as last year’s season, which was around $198 million. But, it could also go down to $175 million, per some projections. The main reason for the cuts is COVID-19, which caused fewer people to attend stadiums across the league in general.
Loomis explains, “For sure it’s going to be challenging and yet, I don’t want to speculate as to how challenging it’s going to be until we have a better understanding of what’s going to be available, not just for this year but even for the year after.” He, in conjunction with other Saints personnel, will be in charge of evaluating the players participating in the Senior Bowl.
As part of his statement, Loomis also added, “We’ve got a great roster, and I can’t foresee a circumstance where we’re not going to say, ‘We’re going to do everything we can to win, win now and compete for a championship. But again, it’s difficult to really get into specifically what we need to do until we get more information.’”