Drew Brees will have some new faces to throw to this upcoming season.
With the departure of WR Brandin Cooks to New England, it was assumed that New Orleans would bring in someone to help fill the void left by Cooks. That’s exactly what the team did. It’s safe to say, Hall of Fame quarterback Drew Brees makes everyone around him better. Add that with the talent he has at receiver, and this season will sure be interesting!
Ted Ginn Jr.
Formerly a wide receiver for the Saints division rival, Ted Ginn Jr. is similar to RB Adrian Peterson. Ginn Jr. is a veteran with the capability and experience to absolutely help the New Orleans Saints.
Ginn has the knowledge, playmaking ability, and physical traits and talents will allow him to succeed in New Orleans. Personally, I’m looking forward to the unique presence, and dynamic Ginn will bring to the Black and Gold this season. Now Ginn has done himself quite well in his career, totaling 309 receptions for 4,285 yards and 25 touchdowns. It’s proven Ted Ginn Jr. is a reliable threat for any NFL team, especially the New Orleans Saints.
After having an amazing first year, second-year receiver Michael Thomas looks to have another phenomenal season. Thomas is an amazing route runner, great separation, and amazing physical ability. Last season Michael Thomas had an outstanding year, totaling 1,137 yards on 92 catches along with nine touchdowns. These statistics allowed Thomas to hold every single rookie record in regards to receiving for the New Orleans Saints.
Michael Thomas will only continue to improve, as he learns the tricks and plays of the National Football League. In Sean Payton’s system right now, expect Michael Thomas to command the role as Drew Brees’ first, primary receiver.
Willie Snead IV
Last but certainly not least, we have Mr. Reliable himself Willie Snead. Willie Snead flourished after leaving other teams and came to came to New Orleans. He has prospered ever since. Always coming through in the clutch and staying consistent for the team, Willie Snead has slowly become one of Drew Brees’ favorite targets. In addition, Snead is someone the New Orleans Saints can always rely on. In his tenure with New Orleans, Willie Snead has accumulated 141 receptions for 1,879 yards and seven touchdowns, and finished last season with 72 receptions for 892 yards and four touchdowns. Although Willie Snead may not be Drew Brees’ first option, the receiver doesn’t need to be an all-star to succeed. What is very clear though, is that Snead is a heavily relied on piece of this offense.
The offensive weapons are countless for Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints. No way it works, if it weren’t for the outstanding offensive line. This offensive line composed of freakish athletes dominated on the line of scrimmage. This domination helped compose one of the best offensive lines in the National Football League. An offensive line composed of Terron Armstead at Left Tackle, Andrus Peat at Left Guard, Max Unger holding down Center, Larry Warford manning the Right Guard, and Ryan Ramczyk at Right Tackle is a pretty good offensive line. The amazing thing is that this line has been struck with injuries. Regardless, the Saints offensive line still managed to keep Drew Brees relatively safe, and was very productive.
With these additions to the right side of the offensive line, Who Dat Nation is very excited to see how the Saints do this season. To read further into the acquisitions made during this offseason to help improve the Saints offensive line, click here.
It isn’t a preposterous statement to say that the 2017 Saints could be better on offense compared to last year. It’s not far fetched to claim that the New Orleans Saints could be historic next year.
So after everything has been said, what do you think Saints fans? How phenomenal do you think this Saints offense will be next season?