Saints: 3 contending teams that could use Michael Thomas

Michael Thomas, New Orleans Saints (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
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As of now, the New Orleans Saints are eagerly awaiting the return of Michael Thomas to the offensive lineup. The wide receivers have not been reliable this year and Thomas’ return is highly anticipated.

At the same time, however, if the Saints decide they won’t be a contender this year, they might opt to trade Thomas. Doing so would clear up a large amount of money and would also likely net the team at least one high draft pick.

If NOLA decides to move on from Thomas, these contending teams would certainly be reaching out to the Saints front office to see what it’d take to land the 2019 Offensive Player of the Year.

3. Las Vegas Raiders

The Raiders have had a rough few weeks, losing their last two games and then losing Jon Gruden who resigned as the head coach. Even with that being the case, Vegas is still 3-2 on the year and has the talent to be a playoff team this year.

The black and silver have put a lot of their targets on Darren Waller, who is one of the best tight ends in the league. Aside from him, they have Henry Ruggs and Hunter Renfrow but could certainly use another receiver to help them in what’s looking like a surprisingly competitive AFC West.

Thomas could make an immediate impact in Las Vegas and he wouldn’t even have to switch his primary jersey color. If the Raiders continue to win over the next few weeks, they should definitely be making a call to the Saints to inquire about Thomas.