Dalvin Cook rumors: New Orleans Saints may need an Alvin Kamara backup plan
The New Orleans Saints at full strength have a highly intriguing running back room. Alvin Kamara is one of the best backs in the league in his own right, Jamaal Williams is a phenomenal RB2 in any offense, and the franchise used a third-round pick on Kendre Miller out of TCU.
That all looks great. Of course, the issue with the matter is that the Saints might not have Kamara for a substantial amount of time in the 2023 season.
Stemming from an incident in Vegas in early 2022 (the week of the Pro Bowl, to be specific) for which Kamara and three others were indicted on assault charges, there is a lingering expectation that Kamara could end up getting suspended. That didn’t happen in 2022, but with the legal process moving forward, a suspension for the 2023 season appears entirely possible.
If that happens, then things look a bit more dire for the Saints rushing attack. Williams is not a No. 1 option and Miller, though exciting, is unproven. In signing Derek Carr and restructuring numerous contracts, the Saints are clearly moving toward trying to compete for a playoff spot this season.
Subsequently, if Dalvin Cook is released and is available for a cheap price on the free agent market, he would make a ton of sense in this offense to protect the Saints from the Kamara suspension. The fit is obviously contingent upon that but, based on the way things are trending, it seems like the stars could line up for this.