There is a superstar wide receiver potentially to be had, and the New Orleans Saints should strike. Here is why this trade makes sense for the Saints.
Speculation is ramping up regarding the future of wide receiver Davante Adams, arguably the best in the game at his position depending on who you ask. There seems to be an increasing chance that the Las Vegas Raiders may deal away Adams, and this is where the New Orleans Saints can swoop in. While on the surface it may seem like a pipe dream, or even inconceivable, but it actually makes a ton of sense for the Saints. Here is why.
The obvious connection to make here, is that such a trade would reunite Adams with his college teammate at Fresno State in Derek Carr, for the second time. Now say what you will about Carr and Adams' shared season in Sin City, but the lack of wins was more of a reflection on the organization, stats and production wise, Adams was still able to eat. The meal consisted of 100 balls for 1,516 yards and 14 touchdowns.
Adams would also join an offense featuring the likes of Chris Olave, Rashid Shaheed, (hopefully) Michael Thomas as receivers, a deep backfield, and a deep tight end room. It would be far and away the most talent Carr would have around him, and the best group of wide receivers Adams ever had around him. This isn't even getting into where this Saints defense ranks among both of their career histories.
Then there comes the matter of the price tag. When the Raiders traded for Adams, it cost them a first and a second-round pick to the Green Bay Packers. With the reported, shall we say, "uneasiness" surrounding the relationship between Adams and the Raiders, the Saints may be able to get a slight discount. By that, we mean like a first and a third.
Of course, far be it from Mickey Looms and the Saints to shy away from dealing out first-round picks. They've been movers and shakers with their first-round picks in recent years. There's also the fact that they HAVE been an organization that shies away from "rebuilding." Given that the Saints have aspirations of winning the NFC South and hosting a playoff game at the Superdome, if not more, a trade for a superstar like Adams would only help in that endeavor.
We still have a long way to go until the season, and a lot more speculation to come when it comes to the future of Davante Adams. That said, the New Orleans Saints should do their due diligence in bringing the speculation to halt, and potentially vaulting themselves into a Super Bowl contender with one trade.