New Orleans Saints reportedly one of most active teams at trade deadline
The New Orleans Saints are one of the NFC’s best teams. While they could stay put, many other teams are making deals, and they may be looking as well.
Ahead of the October 29 trade deadline, there have already been three team-changing moves made. New Orleans has, as many know, not been involved in a single one. But, they certainly aren’t trying to secure a few more assets.
CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora reported that the Saints have been “among the most active teams” when it comes to seeking out trades near the deadline. Here’s exactly how the columnist phrased his report.
"The Saints, Eagles, Ravens, Chiefs, Patriots and Seahawks have been among the most active teams, league sources said, hopeful of addressing roster needs to fortify what they believe can be Super Bowl runs."
At this point, it seems like it’d be surprising to see New Orleans make a move. They are 6-1 and 5-0 under the leadership of backup quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. When you’re thriving like they are, why make a deal?
Well, the thought process is simple: get as good as you can before you can’t get better. That said, the Saints are just days away from that can’t get better line. The options for a deal should be there, but without the leverage, will a deal be made?
Although Sanu and Sanders are off the table, players like Robbie Anderson and A.J. Green are still on the table. However, the Saints likely won’t be looking to deal too much draft capital away, already missing picks in the coming NFL Draft.
While they may need a playmaker, the Saints could be comfortable with seeing how the offense operates under Drew Brees. The only exposure this specific group has with Brees was a full regular-season opener after a preseason which Brees played minimal snaps.
Jared Cook should get more targets. Thomas should stay his electric self. Kamara should return to producing numbers similar to those put up last season. Aside from those three, the Saints have been banged up out wide so it’d make sense for them to secure a playmaking threat.
Cost will certainly matter, but for those that want the Saints to be active, they got their wish. Will that activity result in a trade? That, we do not know.