6 teams that New Orleans Saints should call about a wide receiver trade

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New Orleans Saints need to reach out to Pittsburgh Steelers

The Steelers are an interesting team heading into the 2021 season because while they won their division last season, they fell off a cliff in the final few weeks of the season and then were blown out in the playoffs.

One could argue they’ll need all of the help they can get to compete in the gauntlet that is the AFC North, but if they’re willing to spare a dime to the Saints, here are the big names in the Steel City:

  • Chase Claypool
  • Diontae Johnson
  • JuJu Smith-Schuster
  • James Washington

The Steelers’ WR4 could be a WR1 with most other teams and that’s why they’re a team the Saints need to be calling ASAP. Claypool and Johnson probably aren’t options (and even if they are, they’d be wicked expensive), but Smith-Schuster and Washington are intriguing names that could make sense.

Both of those guys are going to be free agents at the end of the 2021 season and Smith-Schuster only returned to Pittsburgh because he didn’t get the buzz in free agency that he thought he would. Either guy could give the Saints the impact playmaker they’re looking for and with them being free agents at season’s end, they might not have to give up much to make a trade happen.

The Saints need to have talks with the Steelers if they haven’t already.