3 first-round picks, 1 second-round pick
When you look at the price that was reported, they said that it started with three first-round picks not that the Seahawks would take exactly three first-round picks. Therefore, if the Saints want to be in the running, they will have to offer them more than their starting bid.
Not to mention they also have to outbid any other suitors. The black and gold have three of their next four years’ worth of first-round picks so this trade would automatically include their 2021, 2022, and 2024 first-round picks.
Then in the first trade that the Saints mention to Seattle would add in the team’s 2021 second-round pick. This is just one pick over the Seahawks’ starting price, but it is still worth a shot before opening up to something of a higher value.
The Saints could afford to give away four picks for the superstar. They would also have to figure out how to afford his impending massive salary, but that is another day’s problem after the trade would have been made.