New Orleans Saints: 3 offseason questions that have been answered in free agency

TAMPA, FL - DECEMBER 09: Michael Thomas #13 and Marshon Lattimore #23 of the New Orleans Saints reacts to a play during a game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium on December 9, 2018 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
TAMPA, FL - DECEMBER 09: Michael Thomas #13 and Marshon Lattimore #23 of the New Orleans Saints reacts to a play during a game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium on December 9, 2018 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) /
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Number One: Wide Receiver Help

The Saints undoubtedly needed help at the wide receiver position.

NFL Offensive Player of the Year Michael Thomas hauled in 149 balls but other New Orleans wideouts hauled in just 54 receptions combined.

The Saints went out and signed two-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders to a two-year contract giving Drew Brees a reliable, fast and veteran receiver to throw passes to. Sanders was most recently on the San Francisco 49ers, the NFC’s most-recent Super Bowl participant.

The Saints now have Michael Thomas, Emmanuel Sanders, and Tre’Quan Smith in the receiving corps to go along with Jared Cook and Alvin Kamara on the lethal New Orleans offense. That’s deadly.

The Saints could still take advantage of a deep wide receiver class in the 2020 NFL Draft, but they primarily solved their need of wide receiver help with the signing of Emmanuel Sanders.

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