3 trade targets who would make Saints Super Bowl-ready

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2010 is a year – the year – that will go down in fame for the New Orleans Saints. Winning the Lombardi Trophy this time around (and without Drew Brees) may seem like an impossible task, and honestly, it really is. Nearly impossible, anyway.

2021 breeds unpredictability in New Orleans. Taysom Hill and Jameis Winston could both be big busts. Michael Thomas is running a one-man show out wide, and Alvin Kamara will have hordes of defensive linemen breathing down his neck. The Saints have more than a few faults and holes heading into the season, and their current roster depth poses more questions than answers.

Why not go after proven talent?

The obvious reason is the Saints financially can’t afford to. This offseason, they’ve already had to release Emmanuel Sanders, Sheldon Rankins, Kwon Alexander, and others to fix their salary cap situation, and they still have ongoing contract negotiations with the players they’re keener on keeping (Terron Armstead, for one).

But the trade targets on this list also have good reason to leave their current team, whether it’s player drama or coaching conflicts or just any ounce of bad blood in general.

If the Saints can find a way to bring these players onto the team, they will have all but secured another run to the championship.

Here are three trade targets who would dramatically increase the Saints’ Super Bowl chances.