The newest free agent acquisition for the New Orleans Saints should slide right into the offense. It's a signing Saints fans should have already seen coming.
The New Orleans Saints have made another signing this free agency period, this time adding a wide receiver that makes all the sense in the world for the Saints to bring in.
Bryan Edwards, the 24-year-old's 6'3" 212 pound wide receiver out of South Carolina was the third-round draft pick of the Las Vegas Raiders in the 2020 NFL Draft. There, he played with new Saints quarterback Derek Carr for two seasons.
Edwards' young career may have been plagued by injury to this point, but his best season did come in 2021 when he 34 balls for 571 yards and three touchdowns with Carr as his quarterback. Now, he reunites with Carr and joins a young and talented wide receiver room consisting of Chris Olave, Rashid Shaheed, and (potentially) Michael Thomas.
The signing of Edwards gives Carr a solid fourth option on the outside should he be able to stay healthy. With that being the case, this is one of those signings that will fly under the radar and no one will mistake as a "splash signing." Due to this, it's a perfect low risk/high reward acquisition that the Saints can hopefully reap the benefits of.
The New Orleans Saints are doing their part in making sure that Derek Carr is the franchise quarterback they hope they can be in their post-Drew Brees lives. By bringing in Bryan Edwards, it gives him a sense of familiarity and possible comfortability, to help him succeed. Time will tell which end of the spectrum this signing lands on, but we should be able to at the very least agree that the move certainly makes all the sense in the world.