6 wide receivers Saints can add while Michael Thomas is out
Wide receivers for Saints to add – No. 5: Jamison Crowder
If the Saints decide that turning to the trade market is the best thing for them at this time, Jamison Crowder of the New York Jets would be an incredible target for them because he could do big things in this offense.
Justin Fried of Who Dat Dish discussed a scenario in which the Saints were to trade for Crowder and offered this insight:
"Crowder is almost exclusively a slot receiver and he doesn’t necessarily fit the mold that New Orleans looks for in their slots. The New Orleans Saints typically like to use “big slots” in that slot receiver role — consider it the Marques Colston role. Smith is the likely candidate to fill that role in 2021, but trading for Crowder would allow Smith to play more on the outside meaning that the Saints wouldn’t have to rely on Callaway to play the role of starter opposite Thomas. With Sanders and Jared Cook, two players who saw plenty of time in the slot last season, gone, the Saints need someone to take on their slot snaps. Crowder would be a worthwhile addition."
Fried didn’t really see a trade working out for either side, as Crowder doesn’t fit what New Orleans is looking for and they wouldn’t have enough to land the wide receiver from New York. The Jets would want quite a bit for Crowder and unfortunately, the Saints aren’t in a great spot in that department.
Crowder is the odd-man out in New York though, as the Jets drafted Elijah Moore. Crowder has also been the face of trade rumors this offseason. It’d be costly to land Crowder in a trade but he’d be fun to watch in the Saints’ offense, that’s for sure.