Probably not the way a team wants to go about its season, but it is what it is.
A clear lack of stability means that the team's superstars will have to have superstar-type seasons if they expect to make a run at the playoffs.
The instability also means that role players will have to step up to fill the void left behind. With 11 starters on both sides of the ball, the Saints have various players who could see themselves having career years.
Players who would generally be considered as role players.
With the season getting underway this week, let's take a look at five of the lesser known Saints players who will significantly affect the outcome of the season.