According to the latest polls, the No. 1 tight end to hit the free agent market this off season will be Zach Miller of Oakland, even though Saints tight end David Thomas is a solid play maker at that position and surely will garner interest from teams lookig to add a pass catching tight end.
Miller has been the best offensive weapon in the passing game for Oakland over the last two seasons. While Oakland hasn’t done much as far as wins go during that time span, Miller has more than earned the respect of his opponents.
He’s not just a great route running receiver either; Miller’s not afraid to get down and dirty, as an in-line blocker also.
The Saints have great talent at the tight end position with second year player Jimmy Graham, who inherited the starting role after having a great rookie season. Graham played so well he made starting tight end Jeremy Shockey expendable.
The Saints will either look to resign back-up tight end David Thomas, who is a unrestricted free agent, but if he decides to test the market instead, the Saints will be looking to bring in another tight end to play the role as mentor to Jimmy Graham.