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This won't be popular, but I don't think the Saints are Super Bowl contenders...and he's a 30 year old player.

If this were the Saints of the recent past (with Brees and a healthy solid cast of players ready to contend), trading for Ertz would have made a lot of sense. I really like the player and he was a guy I thought highly of (in terms of being a fit in New Orleans) in the past. This team has a lot of issues to resolve before they are back in a serious contention spot. Issues that go beyond one position.
Maybe the Saints would be superbowl contenders if their receiving corp wasn't a complete mess. I mean...they look like they have a top 5 defense. They have Kamara. Trautman is years away from being a serviceable TE.
 

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Maybe the Saints would be superbowl contenders if their receiving corp wasn't a complete mess. I mean...they look like they have a top 5 defense. They have Kamara. Trautman is years away from being a serviceable TE.
Agree with this. And I also think getting back MT (even if he’s not 100%) and TQS could get us pretty close.

Add in a reliable TE and the offense could get where we need it to be, assuming the defense gets even better with Onyemata and some combo of Kwon, Davenport, etc.

Get healthy and get hot and there may be enough talent to make a serious run. A legit TE would help a lot.
 

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Maybe the Saints would be superbowl contenders if their receiving corp wasn't a complete mess. I mean...they look like they have a top 5 defense. They have Kamara. Trautman is years away from being a serviceable TE.
Maybe, but they don't look like it to me. This team looks like an inconsistent team that will hover around .500, primarily because of the offense.

I've been supportive of Jameis and am all about giving him a chance. But we need more from that position and the offense, if this team is to make a deep run. I see these wins like I see the wins we had with Teddy. I don't see it as a sustainable model that will help you compete for the ultimate prize. Granted, the supporting cast around him is ravaged by injury, but I don't think the return of one player (Michael Thomas), no matter how good he is or can be, will change things all that greatly. Take Kamara and Thomas away from this offense and it's dead in the water. With them, you can make some plays and be competitive, but I don't see a Super Bowl team. I just don't believe you can get to and win a Super Bowl in the 2020's with just defense.
 

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