Ted Ginn Jr. is the New Orleans Saints’ quiet storm
By E.J. Terry
Ted Ginn Jr. is one of several Ohio State Buckeyes on the roster for the New Orleans Saints in 2017. He’s the oldest, and he’s the quiet storm.
Several Ohio State Buckeye alums are making names for themselves on both sides of the ball for the New Orleans Saints this year. Wide receivers Michael Thomas and Ted Ginn Jr are on offense. And defensive backs Marshon Lattimore and Von Bell are on defense.
These are impact players. And they’re contributing to the Saints 6-2 record and currently having them set as a #2 seed in the NFC if the playoffs were to begin today.
But one player who is getting unexpected, serious attention is 11-year veteran wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr. At the midpoint of the season, Ginn has 28 receptions for 480 yards and 3 touchdowns.
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Never has Ginn played with a quarterback with the prowess of Drew Brees. And it shows. The Saints traded Brandin Cooks in the offseason to the New England Patriots for their 1st round pick. And not many Who Dats were pleased with the personnel decision.
All of that has changed for the better. In free agency, the Saints signed Ginn to a cap friendly 3 year $11 million contract with $3 million guaranteed. The Patriots’ pick handed the Saints a stud in right tackle Ryan Ramczyk. Ramczyk has provided Drew Brees with added protection to get the ball to Ginn at any given time.
Ginn has proven time after time that he’s a deep threat for the Saints offense. As the season progresses, he could be on the verge of having a career year. It doesn’t appear he’s slowing down.
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Up next for the Saints
Ginn and the Saints will travel to Buffalo on Sunday, Nov. 12, in an effort to increase their win streak to 7 games. Wins on the road, especially in the cold, are almost always a tough challenge for the Saints.
The Bills are undefeated at home. However, if Ginn continues to play at a high level and can get ball separation. And he can be a key contributor in making a win for the Bills just as challenging for them to continue their home winning streak.