Wide Receivers Saints Should Trade For – No. 4: JuJu Smith-Schuster
The Steelers have the opposite problem that the Saints have in that they have four WR1-worthy wide receivers and they’d be okay parting with one of them. JuJu Smith-Schuster chose to re-sign with the Steelers this offseason after considering going elsewhere but even though he’s there for one more year, that doesn’t mean he’ll be on their roster when the season begins.
Despite all of the competition at the position, Smith-Schuster had a nice 2020 campaign, grabbing 97 receptions for 831 yards and nine touchdowns. He’d be a wonderful complement to Thomas in 2021 because he’s used to being a WR2 and that’d be his role in New Orleans.
The fact that Smith-Schuster chose to return to Pittsburgh wasn’t necessarily that he wanted to be back there but rather that the money awaiting him in free agency wasn’t as plentiful as he had hoped. He ended up just signing a one-year deal so if he came to New Orleans, maybe the team extends him when he gets to town.
Smith-Schuster is only 24 years old and won’t celebrate his 25th birthday until November so there’s still a lot left in the tank for the former USC wideout. He’d be a lot of fun to watch in this Saints offense.