Former New Orleans Saints wide receiver Ted Ginn is staring retirement in the face, but he is not willing to wave the white flag yet.
He has made it clear that he is willing to do whatever he needs to in order to get a spot back in the league, although this time it seems unlikely that it’ll be with the New Orleans Saints. The addition of Emmanuel Sanders basically killed any shot of Ginn’s return.
In an interview with ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, the former top 10 draft pick made stated that he is still able to lace up and make some big plays. “I’ve still got a few more years left in me,” Ginn said, showing his desire to continue in the league.
Throughout his career, only one time has Ginn played less than 13 games in a season. He had managed to stay healthy until the 2018 campaign where he hurt his knee and hasn’t quite been the same since.
Ginn would be a phenomenal addition to his former team which is already explosive on the offensive side of the ball. But, he needed to be a cheap addition that was willing to take a backseat and who knows if that was the case.
He is known for making big plays and would be a solid way to draw some of the attention off the best receiver in the league, Michael Thomas. He would also be able to pass down the knowledge which he’s accumulated over his illustrious 12-year career to the younger guys on the team.
During Ginn’s previous tenure with the Saints, he caught the ball 100 times for more than 1,400 yards and 6 touchdowns; he would certainly be a familiar target for veteran quarterback Drew Brees.
This would not be the first time Ginn returned to a former team after testing the market. Ginn returned to the Carolina Panthers after a year of playing with the Arizona Cardinals and put up career-high numbers.
Could he do the same in New Orleans?
It is still unclear what will happen with Ginn, but the possibility of him returning to the Saints should be a positive hope for fans. Yet, at the same time, his drops last was a wildly concerning factor.
With most teams looking to acquire their next key players during the NFL draft, a decision on whether Ginn will make a roster or be forced into retirement most likely will not happen until we get closer to training camp when teams are looking to fill their last roster spots.