The New Orleans Saints are in a transitional period and that’s why adding both a quarterback and a wide receiver on the trade market could be something the organization considers.
Mark Carman of FanSided’s Stacking the Box podcast spoke with 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. The Niners signal-caller discussed how he’d be open to a package deal with wide receiver Deebo Samuel, who expressed interest in getting out of San Francisco.
"“I would do that in a heartbeat. Those things will take care of themselves, but I didn’t even think of that idea. That’s not bad.”"
Saints could swing for fences in package deal
Matt Verderame of FanSided wrote a piece discussing Carman’s interview with Garoppolo and mentioned the Saints as a team that would make sense for this kind of deal.
"Another team that makes sense? The New Orleans Saints. They have a pair of first-round picks and need both weapons and a quarterback. However, even with general manager Mickey Loomis’ well-known penchant for cap gymnastics, this could be a trick too far for him.For Garoppolo, it would be a godsend. The 31-year-old quarterback goes to another starting gig paired with one of the league’s elite weapons, and one he’s familiar with."
Garoppolo and Samuel would definitely give the Saints a solid quarterback and wide receiver option and the two being familiar with each other would be an added bonus.
That’s about the only true pro in this situation, however.
The Saints would have to break the bank to make this deal happen and truthfully, I’d rather have Jameis Winston over an expensive Garoppolo who can’t seal the deal in a game when it matters the most. Garoppolo thrives when he has a solid defense and run game but can’t win a game on his own and we saw that in Super Bowl LIV.
New Orleans signed Winston to be the guy this year and if he doesn’t work out, they can draft someone next year or try and add a quarterback who will be on the trade block next offseason. Winston showed potential this past season and the injury ended what could have been the first stop on his redemption tour. It’d be silly for them to have signed him and then punt on him for Garoppolo.
Both Garoppolo and Samuel want new contracts and while I’d be okay with NOLA paying Samuel, Garoppolo isn’t worth the amount of dough he’d command on his next deal.
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What do you think of this idea, Saints fans?