Saints reported interest in free agent wide receiver makes total sense

Bryan Edwards, Derek Carr, Las Vegas Raiders
Bryan Edwards, Derek Carr, Las Vegas Raiders / Dustin Bradford/GettyImages

The New Orleans Saints are doing their homework on a physical specimen wide receiver. It makes sense why the Saints would be interested in the free agent.

You got to tip the cap a bit, there are some that think the New Orleans Saints should start a full rebuild, but the Saints are clearly determined to capitalize on the weak NFC, and super weak NFC South, and play with house money come playoff time.

With Derek Carr set to be the (hopeful) franchise quarterback the Saints haven't had since the retirement of Drew Brees, the front office is doing everything they can to make the transition as smooth as possible, and a part of that is bringing in players Carr is familiar with.

They have already brought in tight end Foster Moreau for a visit, who Carr played with in Las Vegas, but due to tragically unfortunate circumstances not related to football, that fell through. The next phase in this plan however, involves a wide receiver.

The Saints are reportedly interested in Bryan Edwards, who Carr played with in 2020 and 2021.

The Las Vegas Raiders drafted Edwards out of South Carolina in the third-round of the 2020 NFL Draft. Despite showing signs of promise, Edwards has been hampered with injuries during his young career. However, in 2021, his last season playing with Carr, Edwards was able to show his stuff a bit by catching 34 balls for 571 yards and three touchdowns.

The Raiders would trade Edwards to the Atlanta Falcons before last season, where he would eventually be released, but picked up by the Kansas City Chiefs for their practice squad before being released at the end of the regular season. Hey, a ring is a ring

It's easy to see why the Saints would be interested in Edwards. There's the obvious Carr connection, and the 24-year-old's 6'3" 212 pound frame would make any team take notice. Edwards would be a solid fourth option at wide receiver, especially with his strong hands coupled with his size making him a jump ball threat.

This would be a great low-risk, high-reward signing, with Bryan Edwards joining a receiver room consisting of Chris Olave, Rashid Shaeed, and (potentially) Michael Thomas. Suddenly, Derek Carr has a lot of toys to play with, and that isn't even inlcuding the rest of the offense. This would make total sense for all parties involved.