The New Orleans Saints need wide receiver help beside Michael Thomas, and they don’t have a ton of money to spend towards that spot.
The answer to the question that New Orleans Saints fans have had all year is former-Jet receiver Robbie Anderson.
The New Orleans Saints saw an incredible need to arise throughout the course of last year. The need for a quality wide receiver to play alongside Michael Thomas is a necessity this offseason. Unfortunately, the Saints don’t have a lot of cap space remaining for free agency.
Therefore, wide receivers on the market like Amari Cooper, AJ Green, Emmanuel Sanders, and Devin Funchess who will all command over $10 million per year are all but out of the question for the New Orleans Saints organization.
In steps Robby Anderson. Anderson saw a measly $3 million per year from the New York Jets last year, but in terms of his production, he was playing more like an $8 to $9 million. If the New Orleans Saints can get Anderson for anything under $5 million, it’s a steal.
Last year alone, Anderson caught 52 balls for 779 yards and five touchdowns. Keep in mind that all of that came with, at the best, Sam Darnold as a quarterback. Imagine what Anderson could do opposite Michael Thomas with Drew Brees throwing from it.
Robbie Anderson is also only in his fourth year. The age will work well in the favor of the New Orleans Saints if they can get him on a contract that is long term. Focusing on paying free agents less for longer periods will bode well for the Saints.
If the Saints hope for a chance to get back to the Super Bowl and feel that 2009 feeling again, they will need to fix the wide receiver problem. Robbie Anderson is the answer to the need and will immensely help the Saints achieve another Lombardi trophy.