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3 free agents that the Saints will regret not signing in 2022

DJ Chark Jr. #17 of the Jacksonville Jaguars (Photo by Bobby Ellis/Getty Images)
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D.J. Chark (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
D.J. Chark (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images) /

2. D.J. Chark

There is doubting the glaring need for some wide receiver help on the New Orleans Saints, and they could have had some affordable talent in wide receiver D.J. Chark.

Chark, a Louisiana native who played his college ball at LSU, would have been a very nice complimentary piece to Michael Thomas in the receiver room, but instead, the team allowed him to sign in Detroit.

Chark, 25, was seen as a clear-cut option for the Saints to pursue this offseason due to his rather inexpensive price tag and innate play-making abilities. Sure, Chark has gone through his fair share of injuries, but there’s no denying that he would be far better than what the Saints currently have to work with.

In 2019, Chark showcased his ability to make every play necessary from the wide receiver position when he hauled in 73 receptions for over 1,000 yards and eight touchdowns. Chark has played a total of 16 games since that season, which has obviously hampered his career but if I had to bet I’d say Chark gets back to his usual form.

D.J. Chark is no superstar, but he is certainly more than capable of being a WR2 for any organization, and the Saints really missed out on him. Chark’s value will only go up in Detroit, and New Orleans still have yet to address their wide receiver need.