As of now, they have Juwan Johnson, Adam Trautman, and Nick Vannett on their roster with all three returning to the team in 2022. Johnson is a restricted free agent but he’ll be back. Trautman has two years remaining on his rookie contract and Vannett has two years remaining with a potential out next year.
Even with the same three returning to the roster in 2022, the Saints didn’t get a ton of production out of those guys. The trio combined for 555 yards receiving and seven touchdowns, which is blown out of the water by guys like Travis Kelce, Mark Andrews, and the other top-tier tight ends in the NFL.
Needless to say, New Orleans must find a tight end capable of being their No. 1 guy. Jameis Winston clearly had chemistry with Johnson but if he returns for 2022, the black and gold need to have a tight end who is undoubtedly the top tight end.
Any of these guys could be just that for the team. Let’s take a look at three tights who would be home-run additions for NOLA’s offense.