The Saints could be in trouble if either of their top two receivers goes down. Here are five trade options they could explore if either does get injured.
There’s no denying the New Orleans Saints improved this offseason.
They added one of the draft’s top lineman in the University of Michigan guard/center Cesar Ruiz. On top of Ruiz, the Saints did shore up their receiving corps with the signing of Emmanuel Sanders.
Both of those and the drafting of Dayton tight end Adam Trautman improved the team’s already-elite offense. They did, however, waive guard Larry Warford who has opted out of the 2020 season after receiving multiple offers.
The three-time Pro Bowler was waived in order to free up the $8 million in cap space to extend other top-tier Saints or to potentially sign a player like Jadeveon Clowney. Either way, the team will have cap space to work with.
With that, they could add another wide receiver if anything were to happen to Offensive Player of the Year Michael Thomas or former 49ers’ No. 1 receiver Emmanuel Sanders. After those two, it’s former third-round pick Tre’Quan Smith who has disappointed his last few seasons.
That said, let’s look into the future at five trade targets the Saints should be enticed by if either Sanders or Thomas miss any time.