The NOLA Saints are once again struggling at the wide receiver position but this time, it's due to injuries. Rashid Shaheed might be able to help the team out moving forward.
According to Nick Underhill, Shaheed is rumored to get the call up to the big leagues (yes, I know this is football) due to the various injuries the team has sustained. If this ends up being true, the former Weber State product can provide a lot for the black and gold both on offense and on special teams.
Watch out for Rashid Shaheed, Saints fans!
The Saints obviously could use Shaheed on offense but where he's really made his mark during his football career is on special teams as a return man. As NOF mentions in the tweet below, Shaheed has "big-play ability" and that's something the team has been missing from players not named Taysom Hill.
As a kick returner in the 2021 college football season, Shaheed returned two kickoffs for touchdowns during the course of the season. One of those returns went for 100 yards while the other went for 98 yards. Shaheed clearly has the ability to turn the tides in the return game and that's been a struggle for the Saints on special teams this year.
Offensively, Shaheed had 700 yards and four receiving touchdowns during his final year at Weber State. He's probably not going to be Andy Dalton's first option but he should be able to get involved in the game, especially if none of the starting three receivers are able to suit up and play.
Rashid Shaheed might not be a name that people know now but hopefully, by the end of the season, people will at least have heard of him due to the big plays he had for the NOLA Saints in 2022.