Cecil Shorts, WR
Nov 2, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Cecil Shorts III (84) runs the ball against the Cincinnati Bengals in the second half at Paul Brown Stadium. Cincinnati defeated Jacksonville 33-23. Mandatory Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports
Now, hear me out on this one. I’m not telling you that the Saints desperately need to bring in a wide receiver during the offseason. We must remember that Marques Colston’s future is uncertain at this point, as he’s scheduled to have a very hefty salary cap charge in 2015 that the Saints will want to lower.
However, I believe that the Saints could benefit from the addition of a younger veteran wide receiver, and their best course of attack with a free agent wide receiver is to bring in a player like Shorts (Denarius Moore and Kenny Britt are also suitable). Ideally, the team would bring in a receiver of this caliber on a one-year type deal. It would just make sense.
All of these said receivers have been victims of a bad environment from poor quarterback play. A pairing with Drew Brees would help any of these receivers shine. Out of all of them, I believe Cecil Shorts would fit the scheme the best. His numbers haven’t been the sharpest, and injuries have plagued him, but he would have an opportunity to prove himself in black and gold, which could spell out a huge contract for him down the road.
A cheap add for a player that could bring some added benefits would be something we would all welcome.