2. Apple’s impact with Saints
Up until the last couple of seasons, the Saints were always considered a major threat due to their high-powered offense led by Drew Brees.
New Orleans has certainly been fortunate enough to see their offense continue to be one of the best in the league over the last three years thanks to Brees still showing he can play at a high level, but the defense has actually played a major role as well.
For obvious reasons, Marshon Lattimore is the name that always sticks out for the Saints on defense at cornerback since there’s a reason the former Buckeye is viewed as one of the best players in the league at the position.
In a way, it’s safe to assume that Lattimore turned out to be the kind of effective player for New Orleans that New York was hoping to see from Apple, although at least the Saints benefitted from having the two former college teammates start alongside each other since the middle of 2018.
The Saints made the decision not to bring back Apple for the 2020 season, but this doesn’t mean he still isn’t capable of being a legitimate starter on another team, one of which could even be the Eagles.