NOLA spent a third-round pick on Trautman in last year’s draft and so far, he hasn’t done much. Last year saw him buried on the depth chart and this year, he’s been tasked with blocking more. Even with that being the case, Juwan Johnson has been able to make a positive impact, grabbing three touchdown receptions through the first five games.
Who Dat Dish’s Kristen Wong discussed last week how Johnson appeared to have passed Trautman on the tight end depth chart and no one would blame her for thinking that, as Trautman was a non-factor. That could still be the case even with Trautman’s decent game on Sunday.
The Dayton product finished his fifth game of the season with just two receptions but had 43 yards receiving on those two catches. He had a long of 32 yards and it was nice to see him do something on the field.
Adam Trautman made a difference in the passing game for the Saints.
Jameis Winston spoke highly of Trautman following the game and it’s important for these two to continue establishing chemistry moving forward. After all, a big reason why Johnson has gotten into the end zone three times is that he and Winston have chemistry.
Hey, it might only be one positive game for Trautman but he has to start somewhere. Hopefully, this is the start of something big for the former third-round pick.