The New Orleans Saints continued to add to an already loaded roster by signing free agent wide receiver Jarvis Landry, fortifying their receiver room.
It has been a rather productive post-Draft period for the New Orleans Saints and general manager Mickey Loomis.
The Saints made a somewhat surprising decision considering their QB situation beyond this year to trade their 2023 first-round pick so they could have an additional one in 2022, a weak quarterback class.
They didn’t end up taking a quarterback early at all, instead going after Chris Olave and Trevor Penning to give the offense two new instant starters.
After the 2022 NFL Draft, the Saints ended up improving their roster even more, signing free agent safety Tyrann Mathieu to a three-year deal.
Now, they’ve added another former LSU Tigers star and Louisiana native — wide receiver Jarvis Landry.
New Orleans Saints land another stud receiver with Jarvis Landry move
It wasn’t long ago that I suggested this particular move for the Saints to really fortify their receiver room. As a matter of fact, I think the Saints would still be wise to sign Landry’s old LSU teammate Odell Beckham Jr. as well.
Even if the Saints don’t end up signing Beckham, the fit of Landry along with Thomas and the newly drafted Chris Olave was too obvious and too good not to happen.
I think the New Orleans Saints are poised, after the moves they have made in the last two weeks, to really get back into playoff contention.
Obviously, the success of their entire 2022 season rides on the right arm of Jameis Winston, who is making his way back from a major knee injury in 2021.
Winston was playing extremely well pre-injury last season, and he was doing it with frankly horrible receivers by comparison to the guys he’ll now be throwing to.
None of Michael Thomas, Chris Olave, or Jarvis Landry were with the Saints last season as Thomas was injured as well.
The last couple of years have not been great for Landry, and even though he’s only 29 he feels pretty far removed from the awesome handful of years he had as a member of the Miami Dolphins and Cleveland Browns.
With that being said, Landry is still an effective slot player and should be a very valuable secondary piece in the Saints’ passing game for Winston to spread the ball around.