Bleacher Report proposes Saints trade Michael Thomas for C.J. Henderson
While the drama between the New Orleans Saints and Michael Thomas has cooled off since it hit its peak a few weeks ago, that doesn’t mean this story is anywhere close to going away. Trading Thomas could definitely still be an option and a destination that could make a lot of sense is Jacksonville.
Brad Gagnon of Bleacher Report had an article about one trade every team should make and for the Saints, he said they should ship Thomas to the Jaguars in exchange for young cornerback C.J. Henderson. This would be a win-win for both teams involved, as the Saints would get a promising young corner still on his rookie deal while the Jaguars would provide No. 1 overall pick Trevor Lawrence with a surefire WR1.
Here’s more from Bleacher Report:
"With Patrick Robinson now retired and Henderson potentially on the block, this might present an ideal opportunity for the Saints to dangle a former Ohio State disciple in front of new Jags head coach Urban Meyer.A deal for Henderson is something Jeff Duncan of the Times-Picayune floated earlier this month. Parting with Thomas wouldn’t be easy, but it would make sense if the Saints are tired of the Thomas show and want to rebuild for a year with a young top-10 pick at corner. The secondary would be golden, and they might be able to convince the cap-rich Jags to take on a good chunk of Thomas’ massive salary."
New Orleans Saints should trade Michael Thomas for C.J. Henderson
While fans don’t love the idea of trading Thomas — mostly because of their lack of depth at receiver — this is a trade that makes a ton of sense for the Saints. Trading Thomas might be even easier for New Orleans too if Marquez Callaway is able to blossom into the kind of player the Saints are expecting him to this year.
Thomas is two years removed from winning Offensive Player of the Year and could be a real star in the Jaguars’ offense. He’d be reunited with his college coach in Jacksonville and he wouldn’t have any doubt about who his quarterback would be, as Lawrence is the future for the Jaguars.
Henderson, on the other hand, would join a Saints secondary that wouldn’t take him for granted. He’d be playing alongside Marshon Lattimore, Paulson Adebo, and Ken Crawley, which would give the Saints a strong cornerback group.
I’d be okay with this trade taking place and while it’s only hypothetical, it’d be a trade where both teams emerged as winners.