Affordable wide receivers options for New Orleans Saints

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Michael Thomas, New Orleans Saints. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
Michael Thomas, New Orleans Saints. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) /
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The New Orleans Saints are strapped for cash this offseason. Their team is far from being viewed as championship-caliber and they have a ton of holes to fill on both sides of the ball. Even their steady rock in head coach Sean Payton isn’t 100% committed to returning next season.

What the Saints need is a jolt on offense. Michael Thomas has become the forgotten man down there. In 2019, he was far and away the best receiver in the game, putting up cartoon numbers that consisted of 149 receptions, 1,725 yards, and 9 touchdowns.

However, he’s fallen off the face of the planet as he deals with a long list of injuries. The extremely talented receiver figures to be back next season. But, even if he returns to form, he’ll need a running mate.

The Saints don’t have a ton of options due to their lack of cap space. That said, as we scour the wide receiver free-agent market, there are a few viable options that they can take a flier on. If everything goes right, they can get huge bang for their buck. Let’s take a look at which receiver they should snag in free agency.