With the news that the Cardinals are planning to trade DeAndre Hopkins, it's time for every team to think "Do we need him on our roster?" For the New Orleans Saints, the answer should be a resounding NO.
Much respect to Hopkins and what he's accomplished in his career, but the Saints don't have a need for the wide receiver. Let's dive into why that is.
Saints don't have a need for DeAndre Hopkins
First and foremost, the Saints don't really have a major wide receiver issue like they did this time a year ago. They hit the jackpot with Chris Olave in last year's draft and undrafted rookie Rashid Shaheed proved he could be a solid option for them down the road as well.
Secondly, the Saints have a very similar player to Hopkins already on their roster and that's Michael Thomas. NOLA hasn't gotten much from Thomas since the 2019 season and after restructuring his contract last weekend, they could end up trading their former second-round pick.
While I will say that Hopkins has been far more productive than Thomas over the past two seasons, he's not worth giving up much for in a trade, especially since the team already has Olave and Shaheed at their disposal.
New Orleans has a lot of problems that they need to address this offseason and while the offense will be an area of concern, wide receiver won't be. Stay away from making this trade, Saints.