Entering his third season in the league, the New Orleans Saints need some production from Tre’Quan Smith. While we’ve said that for the last two seasons, Smith’s time in the Big Easy will be running short if he can’t start to produce.
This should be the easiest season for him to make something happen as well.
With Emmanuel Sanders on the roster, Smith will be locked in as the team’s No. 3 receiver. Before, both Smith and Ted Ginn Jr. were battling for snaps, and Smith was often gifted the opponent’s second-best cornerback if he managed to get on the field.
Smith’s two years in the league has been plagued by injuries as well. While he showed talent during his rookie campaign, Smith in 2019 played in 11 games, starting 6. He was targeted just 25 times, down 19 from his rookie season.
It’s been a tough road for the former third-round pick, and if he can’t get those numbers up this season, it may be his last in the Big Easy.