Seven weeks into the season, the NOLA Saints are a team found somewhere in the spectrum between looking really dominant in some weeks and then being a headscratcher in other weeks. They’re 4-2 after a Monday Night Football victory over the Seahawks and are very much contenders for a postseason appearance.
However, with the NFL trade deadline vastly approaching, the Saints should be active in trying to upgrade their team. The team’s lack of identity is sometimes alarming but with just a few quality moves before the deadline, New Orlean could position themselves for success down the line this season.
And as Bleacher Report points out, the Saints are a team that should be buying at this deadline. They are in need of some immediate production at the receiver position and depth on the offensive line but they could also sure up some other areas on the field.
Here are three under-the-radar trade targets the NOLA Saints should look to grab.
3. Jamison Crowder, Jets
Since his inception in the league, Jamison Crowder has made a name for himself as a sure-handed slot receiver. Except for an injury-riddled 2018, the former Duke talent has been one of the league’s best pass-catchers in the middle of the field — that is until this season where the putrid New York Jets have severely underused him.
Although he missed the team’s first three games, Crowder’s gained 119 yards on 15 receptions this season. And in the Jets’ perpetual rebuilding state, building confidence into the tandem of rookie quarterback Zach Wilson and No.1 receiver Corey Davis seems to be of more importance than getting Crowder touches.
For the Saints, on the other hand, Crowder could make an immediate impact and become quarterback Jameis Wilson’s number one option until Michael Thomas returned. With the receiving core combining for all of 43 yards against the Seahawks on Monday night, Crowder simply would fill the hole at receiver no matter where he lines up.