NFL analyst proposes bizarre Alvin Kamara trade that’s rather disrespectful to Saints

With the NFL officially in offseason mode, a ton of rumors and big-move ideas are being thrown around. The New Orleans Saints recently found themselves in one.

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It’s officially the NFL offseason. If the crowning of the Kansas City Chiefs as Super Bowl Champions didn’t make that clear, the wild offseason speculation that has currently taken over the NFL world is a clear sign. Every offseason, the league has several bizarre ideas that are thrown out; from trade ideas to free agency signings, you never know what you’ll hear in the offseason.

The New Orleans Saints recently found themselves in one of those wild scenarios. Alex Kay, in a recent piece for Bleacher Report, named five NFL trades that could help prevent a Chiefs three-peat. The first trade idea was the Baltimore Ravens trading for Saints running back Alvin Kamara. To pull this move off, Kay had the Ravens sending New Orleans a 2024 seventh-round pick for the five-time Pro Bowl running back.

Bleacher Report says Alvin Kamara is only worth a 7th-round pick

To Kay’s defense, the intro of the piece said that some of the trades were realistic and others were far-fetched. However, Kay wrote about the Kamara trade as if it was realistic, arguing that the Saints should be willing to trade him to get rid of his salary, and that New Orleans shouldn’t expect much in return since Kamara isn’t what he once was.

This is definitely a trade that the Ravens would’ve made yesterday if they could, and that shows how bad it is for the Saints. Regardless of discussions about the running back position and whether Alvin Kamara is on the decline or not, he’s certainly worth more than a seventh-round pick. Even if New Orleans did want to move on for cap space reasons, which would be silly, it would be especially foolish to lose a talent like Kamara for just a seventh-round pick.

In reality, Alvin Kamara should be staying put in New Orleans, as new offensive coordinator Klint Kubiak builds an offense that maximizes his talent. But, if, for some reason, the Saints are willing to part ways with Kamara, interested parties better come to the negotiating table with far more than a seventh-round pick.