2 reasons why the New Orleans Saints should target Josh Gordon if waived

FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS - AUGUST 29: Josh Gordon #10 of the New England Patriots walks through the tunnel before the preseason game between the New York Giants and the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on August 29, 2019 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS - AUGUST 29: Josh Gordon #10 of the New England Patriots walks through the tunnel before the preseason game between the New York Giants and the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on August 29, 2019 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) /
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Reason One – Michael Thomas can’t do it all.

Right now, Michael Thomas has seen 78 targets. The next closest receiver — Ted Ginn with 30 and the third receiver has seen 5. So among the wide receiving core in New Orleans, Thomas sees 70% of the target share. That is among the most in the NFL for a No. 1 receiver.

Among all receivers, backs and tight ends, Thomas still leads the league in target share. He’s been a one-man show this season on the edge for Who Dat Nation, but after all, that is what he’s getting paid the big bucks for.

That said, the Saints clearly need another threat. Josh Gordon can be that threat.

Gordon would not only be able to play alongside Michael Thomas, but he would open up more targets for Thomas.

With the Rams adding Jalen Ramsey and the Saints needing to go through the Patriots’ Stephon Gilmore to get to the Super Bowl, Josh Gordon could be just the threat to combat the Rams and the Patriots defensive secondary.

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