Should Saints get in on DeAndre Hopkins sweepstakes?
The wide receiver room of the New Orleans Saints is in an interesting spot. With a seasoned veteran on the market, the Saints should get it on the action.
The 2023 NFL offseason has been a busy one for the New Orleans Saints, and there's room for it to potentially get busier. The Saints already brought in the man they hope is their next franchise quarterback (for the time being) in Derek Carr, and now there is a chance that they can get him a new arrow in his quiver.
The Arizona Cardinals have officially given wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins permission to seek a trade and freely talk with teams. The Saints should be one of these teams.
The Cardinals are reportedly seeking at least a second-round pick, and the Saints do have the draft capital to make that happen. Of course, they would need a little something-something to sweeten the pot, and with many holes still to fill, particularly in the most important area of the trenches, this may be a little steep on the surface. However, it would be worth the Saints doing their homework on at the very least.
While the Saints do have talent on offense, there is still some uncertainty. There is also some uncertainty in the health of Hopkins as well, but look at it this way.
The curious case of Michael Thomas continues to linger in New Orleans, and it's beyond the point of exhaustion for some fans. If you add a receiver with the talent of Hopkins to a receiver room with Chris Olave and Rashid Shaheed, then if Thomas ends up playing, it's more of a cherry on top of the Sunday sundae as opposed to the ice cream. Heck, maybe the Saints and Cardinals swap Thomas and Hopkins you never know with #ThisLeague,
Is it a longshot? Perhaps. Still, that doesn't mean the New Orleans Saints shouldn't do their due-diligence, and try to make their offense as high-powered as possible. They should do all they can to try and take advantage of the weak conference, and weaker division. Shoot your shot.