It’s been a slow Saints free agency for the most part, as the New Orleans Saints sat back and waited to see what would happen with Deshaun Watson. The moves they have made have been scarce and they haven’t added a wide receiver.
Wide receiver is still a major need for the Saints and there are plenty of high-impact wideouts still available for the black and gold to sign. Let’s take a look at five that could make sense in the Big Easy.
5. T.Y. Hilton
T.Y. Hilton isn’t the same guy he once was and he hasn’t been that guy in four years. The good news is that the Saints don’t need Hilton to be that guy if they were to sign him to a contract, as they have Michael Thomas as their No. 1 option.
Hilton’s 2021 campaign was the worst of his career, as he had 23 catches for 331 yards and three touchdowns through 10 games and nine starts. He’s 32 years old and isn’t the same player who was once one of the best wideout threats in the league but he’s still capable of being a dangerous weapon.
Spotrac has Hilton’s market value at two years worth $12.5 million with an annual salary of $6.2 million. The Saints might be better off signing Hilton to a one-year prove-it deal but he’s likely going to go somewhere that gives him more than just one year on his new contract.
Either way, New Orleans should consider signing Hilton.