Now this is a move I don't necessarily understand. Don't the Saints already have a really good running back in Mark Ingram, I get that he's not AP, but at this point we don't even know if AP is still AP. The tandem of Brees and AP sounds scary, although it'd sound a whole lot scarier 3 years ago. The Saints are trying to keep up in a crowded division that is filled with teams that'll be competitive. Anything will help and if adding AP to an already potent offense is what they think will get them over the hump by all means do it. Also, AP's price tag has gone down a bit now that interest for him has died down, if they can get him at the right price, why not.
Nothing is official yet, anything can happen, so I don't want to get too far ahead of myself. The way this is being reported makes it seem like it's basically a done deal, that and the fact Vikings play the Saints on opening week Monday Night Football. Pretty sketchy how the league set that up before this was even a done deal.
I don't think this deal puts the Saints over the hump, the Defense still isn't quite there. If the offense can put up ridiculous numbers with the two headed monster at running back and Drew Brees doing his thing, maybe they can sneak into the playoffs with a wildcard. This offense would have to be something real special for that to happen. AP wanted to go somewhere he can win, I just don't see that happening with the Saints.