Bleacher Report proposes that Saints should trade for Brandon Aiyuk

Brandon Aiyuk (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Brandon Aiyuk (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) /

We all know that the New Orleans Saints need more production from their wide receivers and that’s why they might have to turn to the trade market to find someone who can help their offense. Brent Sobleski of Bleacher Report thinks Brandon Aiyuk would be a good trade target for NOLA.

Sobleski offered this analysis:

"Brandon Aiyuk fell out of favor with the San Francisco 49ers as well. He’s worked his way back, but the team’s leading receiver in 2020 now finds himself as the offense’s fifth option behind Deebo Samuel, Mohamed Sanu, tight end George Kittle and fullback Kyle Juszczyk. A new situation could jumpstart the promise Aiyuk showed earlier in his career."

Aiyuk is a former first-round pick out of Arizona State and wowed as a rookie in San Francisco. He finished his rookie campaign with 60 receptions for 748 yards and five touchdowns through 12 games (11 starts) and was a force in the 49ers’ offense.

As Sobleski noted in his writeup, however, Aiyuk has fallen out of favor and is buried on the depth chart behind the likes of Samuel, Sanu, and Kittle. He’s even below a fullback on the depth chart, that’s how bad things have gotten.

Saints could use Brandon Aiyuk in their offense.

Sobleski mentions in the article how Michael Thomas’ situation has been rough and how the relationship might be permanently damaged. He said there could be a potential divorce on the way for Thomas and the Saints, which means they’d definitely have to trade for another receiver.

Marquez Callaway and Deonte Harris have been the only decent receivers in New Orleans through five games but Aiyuk could put the offense over the top. He only has eight catches for 90 yards and a touchdown so far in San Francisco and he deserves a change of scenery.

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This is absolutely a trade the New Orleans Saints should make if the 49ers are interested in trading their former first-round wideout.