Players who would make Saints Super Bowl-ready – No.1: Michael Gallup
This list simply wouldn’t have been complete without a wide receiver.
Enter Michael No. 2.
Michael Gallup wasted no time breaking into the league on the Dallas Cowboys. As a rookie, he recorded 507 yards and two touchdowns on 33 catches, and the following year he exploded for twice as many yards, three times as many touchdowns, and twice as many catches. So what’s the “catch”?
Well, the Cowboys drafted Oklahoma wide receiver prospect CeeDee Lamb in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft, which doesn’t bode well for their trust in Gallup. In fact, the addition ruined Gallup’s upward trajectory, or in modern lingo, “killed his vibe.” In 2020, Gallup saw a dip in his targets and ended the season with just 843 yards.
Looking ahead, the wideout trio of Amari Cooper, Gallup, and Lamb may end up being too costly for Dallas. Given Cooper’s star status and Lamb’s promising potential, Gallup will most likely be on the chopping block.
Gallup played third fiddle to Cooper and Lamb last season, but on the Saints, he would be indisputably No. 2, behind only Michael Thomas. The rest of New Orleans’ depleted receiving corps – Tre’Quan Smith, Marquez Callaway, Deonte Harris – don’t offer the safe hands and security that Gallup does. They had their chances. It’s time Gallup gets his.
The 25-year-old will be entering the final year of his rookie contract with a base salary of $2.4 million. He’s a low-risk, high-reward commodity and a dynamic deep threat with no injury history that could turn the Saints’ Super Bowl dreams into a reality. New Orleans just needs to invest in the right players at the right time, and it could all begin with Gallup.