Saints newest tight end should be a perfect fit
The New Orleans Saints have a new tight end in town, and he should fit in perfectly with what the Saints already have at the position, and in the offense.
It was announced that the New Orleans Saints agreed on a three-year deal with free agent tight end Foster Moreau worth $12 million with $8 million guaranteed, plus another $3 million in incentives. It's both a feel-good story, and one that results in what should be a perfect fit for the Saints.
As the story goes, the Saints were set to sign Moreau when he was brought in for a visit months back, but the physical the Saints had him undergo revealed that Moreau has Hodgkin's Lymphoma, which essentially helped save him.
Now, he'll be able to play for the Saints.
The Saints recently re-signed Juwan Johnson, who is poised to continue on his breakout trajectory, and now they have Moreau to pair with him. Well, and if we're still calling Taysom Hill a tight end.
Then there's the Derek Carr connection.
When you bring in a new veteran quarterback, it's always smart to give him a sense of familiarity to make him feel comfortable out the gate. Moreau would supply that for Carr, especially considering he would fill in amicably when Darren Waller would go down with injury with the Raiders.
Plus, if you were to look at the more successful franchises in the current NFL landscape, or even the most recent Super Bowl participates, they all have solid to great tight ends. If you're a team devoid of an absolute stud, then it's imperative to have at least two on the roster that are at the bare-minimum serviceable.
As an added bonus, Foster Moreau was born and raised in New Orleans (he went to Jesuit High School), and played his college ball at LSU. When you add all of this together, this move has the chance to pay off in dividends for the New Orleans Saints.