Adam Trautman finally showed glimpses of potential for Saints

New Orleans Saints tight end Adam Trautman (82) -Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
New Orleans Saints tight end Adam Trautman (82) -Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports /

After a very bad start to his NFL career, New Orleans Saints tight end Adam Trautman finally had the kind of game that fans were waiting for. It was a glorious sight for fans, who were waiting to see the former third-round pick show what made him a Day 2 selection just a year ago.

Well, it took longer than fans would have preferred, but better late than never, I guess?

On Sunday in Philadelphia, Trautman had a career day, grabbing five balls for 58 yards and a touchdown. The touchdown reception that Trautman had was quite impressive too, as Trevor Siemian forced that ball into a tight window and Trautman made sure he was the one to grab it.

Adam Trautman proved he can have good games for Saints

Prior to this game, Trautman’s pro career had been littered with mistakes. Not only was he not catching many passes, but he was making mistakes such as drops, holding, and false starts, costing his team in some of the biggest moments.

Last week in the loss to the Titans, Trautman’s false start penalty backed the Saints offense up on a critical two-point conversion. They went on to lose the game. While that wasn’t the deciding factor in the game, it didn’t help things and it wasn’t shocking to see Sean Payton caught screaming at his tight end on the sideline.

With this performance, however, Trautman showed that he can be the guy New Orleans envisioned he’d be when they spent a third-rounder on him last year. While fans have mostly been disappointed in him, we should keep in mind that he played at a smaller college and didn’t get a ton of playing time last year due to the tight ends ahead of him on the depth chart.

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Sunday’s loss dropped the Saints to 5-5 but for once, Adam Trautman wasn’t a negative for the Saints. In fact, he was one of the few positives.

After the week he had last week, that right there is a huge win for Trautman and the Saints.