Mike Garafolo tweeted that the Saints were having Hogan in for a workout on Monday morning and then tweeted later in the afternoon that the team was signing him. He mentions in the tweet below that clearly Hogan impressed and he’ll now join a team desperate for any production at receiver.
Hogan is a nine-year veteran, sure, but this isn’t a move that is going to solve all of their wide receiver issues. In fact, it solves very little.
Hogan’s best year came in 2016 when he hauled in 38 receptions for 680 yards and four touchdowns. Those are nice numbers but that was five years ago and Hogan had Tom Brady as his quarterback. He’s also failed to come close to those receiving yard numbers since then.
The New Orleans Saints signed Chris Hogan.
I appreciate that the Saints are at least trying to find options at one of their weakest positions but this isn’t the route to take. Hogan has never been anything more than a WR3 and that’s all he’ll likely be in the Saints’ offense, as Tre’Quan Smith and even former UDFA Marquez Callaway are better options than him at this point.
The Saints really just added depth with the signing of Hogan when they could have attempted to trade for someone and made this offense better. Signing Hogan gives them depth but it doesn’t make the offense better.
Hopefully, this isn’t it for the Saints when it comes to addressing the wide receiver position but if it is, yikes. Hogan isn’t going to be someone who takes over games and that’s the kind of receiver the Saints absolutely need right now.
What do you think of this signing, Saints fans?