Ndamukong Suh couldn’t lift the Rams over the Patriots for a Super Bowl title, but he’ll still be a sought after free agent this offseason.
Any NFL team interested in spending big money on Ndamukong Suh this offseason needs to consider it very carefully. He can destroy a locker room almost as quickly as he can wreck an opposing offensive line. Any team that’s going to add him to the mix needs to be a Super Bowl contender with a strong culture.
That obviously will restrict his free agency market a ton. Rebuilding teams like the Oakland Raiders have no reason to roll the dice on the enigmatic defensive tackle. Teams on the precipice of Super Bowl glory, however, should at least consider landing the former Rams star.
Speaking of the Rams, it’s possible they will look to bring Suh back in 2019. They probably won’t be his biggest financial offer, but they could sneak in at the end to give him one more run next to Aaron Donald. Expect Sean McVay to keep his interest a secret until the last possible moment.
The Rams won’t be the only contender for his services though. Let’s walk you through five teams that could really benefit from taking a big risk on the Pro Bowl talent.
5. New Orleans Saints
The Saints understand that Drew Brees isn’t getting any younger. That means that head coach Sean Payton and crew are going to do everything they can this offseason to give the Hall of Fame signal caller one more Super Bowl ring.
New Orleans is clearly a franchise that’s willing to take a risk on a volatile personality in the locker room. Last season’s trade for Eli Apple is a clear example of the Saints’ willingness to prioritize talent over character. Signing Suh would simply be another move in this vein.
Suh isn’t going to head to the Big Easy on the cheap, but the Saints don’t have much draft capital after their move to acquire Marcus Davenport last April. Spending big bucks to supplant Tyeler Davison at defensive tackle could be enough to push this defense to an elite level.