He’ll be Relatively Cheap
Eli Apple won’t demand big money on the open market at all once free agency rolls around. His inconsistent play and drama filled tenure with the New York Giants will not bode well for him if he does test the waters in free agency.
His best bet to eventually cash out is to bet on himself this offseason and remain with the Saints on a one-year deal. It’s a win-win situation for both sides.
Apple will have the opportunity to earn a big contract next offseason if he plays well in 2020 and the Saints will have a cheap, young corner who has the potential to be a key piece in their secondary.