3 free agents Saints could sign for minimum before 2022 training camp
By TJAY Jones
1. Eric Ebron
If you look around the Saints roster and want to break down each position from strongest to weakest, most fans would probably put the tight end position as the weakest link going into the 2022 NFL season.
The Saints adding Eric Ebron would make sense. He is 29 years old and is a Pro Bowl tight end, and he is just better than any other tight end on the current roster. Even the Saints’ All-Pro defensive end Cam Jordan was trying to recruit the star tight end.
Ebron, in his past three seasons, has accounted for 139 receptions, 1,420 yards, and 19 touchdowns. He has more touchdown catches in three seasons than the entire tight end room combined in their careers (excluding Taysom Hill).
Ebron can add an extra weapon to the Saints’ already stacked offense. He is a guy that can make plays, and you know what you would get each week. The NOLA tight end room needs some significant improvement.
Adam Trautman has not been effective as a starter. Nick Vannett has dealt with injuries and, when healthy, hasn’t played relatively well. Juwan Johnson, who has shown flashes, is still trying to figure out how to play the position since switching over from wide receiver last season.
If Ebron signs with the New Orleans Saints, he would beat out Trautman and Vannett in training camp competition and be the Saints’ starting tight end going into Week 1.