Terron Armstead has been in and out of Saints roster this season, and we may understand better why. According to a Saturday morning report from Nick Underhill of New Orleans.Football, the team’s left tackle was injured in the regular season opener against the Buccaneers, and has struggled with a knee problem all season. This problem will require surgery out of season.
“He’s going to need surgery after the season,” Underhill said.
“He chose to put this off in the hopes of helping the team in their race instead of getting it now and preparing for free will.”
Armstead is expected to be a free agent in the offseason, but New Orleans is still at the mercy of nearly $ 13 million due to the restructuring and contract maneuvers the team have done over the years. He should be 31 in July and his market will be interesting.
On the one hand, everyone knows how capable he is of a left tackle, and when he’s in the lineup and at full power, there are few better. On the flip side, Armstead has never managed a full season, with his highest participation having been in 15 games of the 2019 season. Last season, COVID forced him out of Weeks 12 and 13 against the Broncos. and the Falcons.
The Saints could very well bring it back, but it would likely be at a reduced price or longer engagement to help the cap reach. However, they would definitely need a solid contingency plan for him.