New Orleans Saints: 3 early-offseason trade targets to look at
The New Orleans Saints have several different routes in which they could acquire the talent necessary for a Super Bowl pursuit in 2020.
They could simply opt to build through the draft and sign free agents, or they could go after proven stars who could completely turn the franchise around for the better. Here are three guys who the New Orleans Saints should attempt to trade for this offseason.
Number One: Odell Beckham Jr.
Odell Beckham Jr., the 27-year-old wide receiver from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, has been up and down with his current situation in Cleveland. His lack of getting adequate touches in what was Freddie Kitchens’ offense left Odell frustrated and wanting out of the factory of sadness.
Odell still has three years left on his contract and would be well worth the price tag of bringing him in. Odell had racked up 6,511 yards and 48 touchdowns over his career while hauling in 464 receptions. The three-time pro bowler would thrive in an offense that consists of Drew Brees, Alvin Kamara, and Michael Thomas.
With Sean Payton making the calls, you can count on Odell getting more than his fair share of catches as well. Michael Thomas, who was just awarded the NFL’s Offensive Player of the Year Award, would likely still be treated as the number one receiver leaving Odell matched up against number two corners.
Odell probably wouldn’t mind coming to play for the Saints either.
The Saints are a competitive team and Odell would be playing back in his home state where he played both high school and college football. Acquiring Odell would attract other free agents as well.
Bringing in a talent like Odell Beckham Jr. would be well worth the asking price, even if it does include a first round pick or potentially more. There will not be a wide receiver available when the Saints pick in the first round that will be better than Odell Beckham Jr.
Not only that, but the wide receiver depth in this draft is incredible. Experts believe there will be receivers available in the fourth and fifth rounds who could be capable of starting for teams.
Adding Odell as well as building a little bit of depth at the position will put the Saints in a great place for 2020 and beyond.