The New Orleans Saints lost the NFC Championship Game in overtime to the Los Angeles Rams 26-23. I have described the missed pass interference call late in regulation several times. New Orleans would have been heading to the Super Bowl if they made that call, but they didn't.
This is the second straight season that the Saints season ended in heart break. New Orleans lost to the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Divisional Round on a miraculous play the year before on the road. What is next for the New Orleans Saints after another failed trip to the Super Bowl?
Drew Brees is 40 years old and he plans to play again next season. Brees will be on the final year of his contract. It could very well be his last season in the NFL, but the odds are it most likely will not be. Backup quarterback Taysom Hill was used all over the field this past season. He is most likely the future starting quarterback for this franchise.
They traded for quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. New Orleans will most likely let him walk in free agency.
The Saints are solid in the backfield and at wide receiver. They might need to draft a tight end or sign someone in free agency. Benjamin Watson is retiring and he was New Orleans's number one tight end this season.
On the defensive side of the ball, they were excellent at stopping the run. The New Orleans Saints could use another pass rusher. They could also use some help on the back end.
New Orleans traded for cornerback Eli Apple from the New York Giants earlier in the season. His game improved when he came to the Saints. New Orleans will only have five draft picks as of right now in the NFL Draft. This team has the talent to make another playoff run next season.