The New Orleans Saints drafted Tre’Quan Smith a couple of years ago hoping to develop him into a Pro-Bowl wide receiver like they did Michael Thomas. However, Smith’s career has gone the complete opposite way of Thomas’ career.
Smith played as the No. 3 receiver in his rookie year and saw 28 receptions for 457 yards and five touchdowns with one absolute breakout game. That will go down as his best season to date. Last year, he even stepped up into the No. 2 position when he wasn’t hurt.
His production did not see an increase though.
Going into this year, he was relegated back to the No. 3 position after the addition of Emmanuel Sanders. He thrived in this position before. This season, at least through five weeks, has proven to be different.
He has yet to catch over five passes in one game, and he is yet to go above 100 receiving yards in a game. In fact, on Monday night, even with Michael Thomas sidelined, Smith was ranked No. 4 receiver on the team in terms of stats behind Sanders, Fowler, and Callaway.