New Orleans Saints: Laying down a blueprint for the rest of free agency
Sign One More Receiver
Debatably, there’s been no better offseason in recent memory for teams looking for wide receivers than the 2020 offseason.
A slow market is leaving a lot of top names without contracts. With an absolutely stacked draft class approaching fast, many GM’s are drooling in anticipation of April, rather than wasting precious cap space on banged-up talent.
The upside, for receiver-desperate teams like New Orleans, is that the names that are on the market will likely come at a bargain with lack of interest. Young talent is available at a discount due to a flooded market, and teams, as they very rarely do, have the leverage.
The Saints already added Emmanuel Sanders on a two-year $16 million dollar deal. But one aging receiver doesn’t fix the team’s depth woes.
Behind Thomas and Sanders, Drew Brees only has the questionable TreQuan Smith and the aging Jared Cook. Deonte Harris shows promise as a deep threat, but Sean Payton may want to limit his role in the offense to preserve his talents in the return game.
Signing one more receiver on a cheap, one-year deal would solidify the team’s receiving core into a dominant unit. Young, talented hands like Breshad Perriman or DeMarcus Robinson have drawn virtually no interest, and deep-threat Taylor Gabriel could be had for almost nothing.