The New Orleans Saints are having a horrible season in 2022.
As they go into week 15 with a 4-9 record, it marks their worst record since the 1998 season.
While some had hope for the Saints this season, too many things went wrong for the team.
However, they can fix these mistakes going into their offseason.
With the NFL offseason less than four months away, what are two changes the Saints need to make during their offseason?
Saints Need A Franchise Quarterback Who Can Stay Healthy
For the second season in a row, the Saints lost starting quarterback Jameis Winston to an injury.
While he’s back at 100%, the Saints still aren’t playing him.
With Winston upset over losing his starting job, the Saints need another quarterback to be their franchise quarterback.
"It hurts my soul…I lost my job due to injury, and the policy has always been you don't lose your job because of injury…" – #Saints QB Jameis Winston
— Ed Daniels (@WGNOsports) November 18, 2022
While Andy Dalton is the new starting quarterback, he’s not a franchise quarterback.
The issues with Winston, along with the poor performance of Dalton this season, signal a need for a new quarterback this offseason.
Improve Game Management With Dennis Allen
Dennis Allen’s first season with the Saints has seen some questionable moments with clock management.
While this isn’t his first time as an NFL head coach, it’s been eight years since he last coached an NFL team.
However, his time away from managing critical parts of a game doesn’t excuse his mistakes.
If the Saints want to make improvements for 2023, it starts with better game management.
Bad clock management by Allen has cost the Saints, and it was most noticeable against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
If they work on this in the offseason, the Saints can be better in 2023.