New Orleans Saints roster: Predicting 2022 starting offensive lineup

Leigh Oleszczak
New Orleans Saints quarterback Jameis Winston (2) - Mandatory Credit: Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports
New Orleans Saints quarterback Jameis Winston (2) - Mandatory Credit: Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports /
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New Orleans Saints wide receiver Chris Olave (12), Jarvis Landry (80) – Mandatory Credit: Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports /

Starting WRs: Michael Thomas, Chris Olave, Jarvis Landry

This time last year, this list would have been Michael Thomas, Marquez Callaway, and Tre’Quan Smith. Thomas’ situation escalated later in the summer and that’s when Deonte Harty slid in as a starter as well.

Fortunately, the Saints learned from last year’s offensive woes and were aggressive in adding wide receivers this offseason. First, they moved up five spots in the draft to select Chris Olave out of Ohio State. He’ll give Jameis Winston a fantastic red-zone target.

Next, the team hit the jackpot by landing Jarvis Landry on a one-year deal. The incentive is there for Landry to put up stellar numbers so that he can get a big-time contract next offseason.

Thomas missed all of last year due to delayed surgery but he’ll be back in his WR1 role. It feels like ages since we’ve seen him look like the Michael Thomas of old but hopefully, he’ll revert back to that form.

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