Saints: 3 big-name receivers to trade for while Michael Thomas is out

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Receivers New Orleans Saints Should Trade For – No. 1: DJ Chark

The most ideal wide receiver target out of this group is DJ Chark of the Jaguars. Saints fans are all too familiar with Chark, as he attended college at LSU from 2015-2017. His 2017 season impressed Jacksonville enough that they spent a second-round selection on him in the 2018 NFL Draft and he’s had two impressive seasons for his pro team.

Chark’s best year was in 2019 when he hauled in 73 receptions for 1,008 yards and eight touchdowns. He did this with Gardner Minshew as his quarterback and this past year without having a respectable signal-caller throwing to him, totaled 706 receiving yards and five touchdowns off of 53 receptions.

To make a long story short, Chark is the real deal and could really thrive in New Orleans’ offense. He’d have Jameis Winston (well, more than likely) throwing to him and these two would get on the same page quickly.

Chark is under contract for this year and then hits free agency, so the Saints could be in a position where they benefit from Chark being in a contract year. He’d be a great addition to this offense and Saints fans already know what he can do given that he played collegiately an hour away from New Orleans.

Any of these guys would give the Saints the big-name receiver that they need as they wait for Michael Thomas to return from injury. Some are more likely than others but at this point, it doesn’t appear the Saints are interested in making a big splash for a wide receiver, which is beyond disappointing.

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Here’s to hoping they shock the world and make a trade for either one of these guys or another big name out there on the trade block.