The New Orleans Saints are trying to work out an extension with Ryan Ramczyk
By Bob Garcia
The Saints need a solid right tackle and Ramczyk has already proven his value
There are still more decisions to be made by the New Orleans Saints regarding the stay of some of their players. During this year, through the fifth-year option and franchise tag, the Saints signed Marshon Lattimore, Ryan Ramczyk and Marcus Williams. With respect to the latter player, the Saints have until July 15 to make a decision on whether or not to extend him. However, with respect to Ramczyk and Lattimore, the negotiation process will not be interrupted until the 2022 legal tampering period. So far, it has been made clear that the priority is indeed on Ramczyk.
The standout right tackle has earned enough confidence to be considered as a long-term player because his skills have shown he is the player needed at that position. There is no doubt that an extension would obviously give the team some additional space, but, according to several analysts and pundits, the status of Terron Armstead could greatly complicate Ramczyk’s current situation. Ramczyk could be a good candidate to move to left tackle in 2022, as long as an extension deal is not reached with Armstead.
Given the circumstances the team has gone through with respect to the gap between right tackle and left tackle salaries, Ramcyzk is certainly a candidate to close that gap so that the team can find a necessary balance. At the end of the day, the only goal is to be able to have the right players to be victorious, but as long as the sustainability of the team is not affected in the present or the future.