The New Orleans Saints may be looking for another threat on the edge, and there are numerous reasons why Emmanuel Sanders should be considered.
If there is movement for the New Orleans Saints prior to the NFL’s October 29 trade deadline, it’ll likely be for a wide receiver. Not only have the Saints not had much production on the edge, but they’ve also not seen many of their top receivers in the game.
Tre’Quan Smith and Keith Kirkwood have both missed the majority of the season.
Smith has played in just three games, having yet to notch over 65% of offensive snaps in a single outing. Kirkwood just straight up hasn’t played yet. That’s the team’s No. 3 and 4 receivers not on the field.
The injury struggles have forced the team to heavily rely on Michael Thomas. That said, their No. 2, Ted Ginn Jr., has done little as well. The importance of Thomas grows by the week as he’s continuing to prove why he’s the league’s best.
Even the best need some help against the NFC’s toughest opponents. After all, New Orleans was downed by Los Angeles last postseason and may have made their defense even better by acquiring All-Pro corner Jalen Ramsey.
Although the Saints improved with the addition of Jared Cook, they have underutilized him and could use the added help.
They play on the edge quite a bit, and Emmanuel Sanders, a long-time receiver for the Denver Broncos, just saw his team drop to 2-5. Sanders should be primed to be a target for teams like New Orleans looking for help out wide.
That said, let’s dive into three reasons why Sanders is the quintessential target.