TE3: Juwan Johnson
This could be one where people disagree with me but hear me out.
Last preseason, we saw the chemistry brewing between Jameis Winston and Juwan Johnson and that carried over into Week 1 of the regular season. Winston had five touchdowns in that shocking blowout victory over the Packers and two of those went to Johnson.
The wide receiver-turned-tight end clearly was someone Winston felt comfortable throwing to and while I get that the receivers are more talented this year, I wouldn’t be shocked if that chemistry plays a factor in Johnson moving up the depth chart.
He finished with just 159 yards last year but had four touchdowns. He’s someone that when the team gets into the red zone, Winston might feel confident chucking the ball up in the air and hoping Johnson comes down with it.
Those kinds of connections matter and it’s why Juwan Johnson could end up being the third-string tight end for the Saints in 2022.