Saints Reward Alex Okafor When They Didn’t Have To
This is why, besides winning, New Orleans is a prime destination for NFL players.
The Saints take care of their own players.
The organization recently handed out a $400,000 bonus to defensive end Alex Okafor, despite the fact they weren't obligated to do so.
The 27-year old Okafor needed 5 sacks in 2018 to reach his $400,000 incentive bonus, but finished the season with four, one short. Okafor was one of the starters who sat in week 17, so technically he didn't have the opportunity to get that 5th sack.
Now, you could say that the Saints gave Okafor the $400K to give them a leg up on his upcoming decision of whether or not to opt out of his contract. A five-Year NFL veteran, who has played two years with the Saints, Okafor signed a two-year deal with a player option to stay in New Orleans and has until the final day of the 2018 league year to decide on the option. Still, it's a nice move by the Saints, and one that Okafor appreciates.