whodatworm23 Posted February 15, 2021 Share Posted February 15, 2021 Which one of these trades would you sign off on? #1. Saints trade Marshon Lattimore to Arizona for the 16th overall selection plus the Cardinals 4th round pick in 2021. When Jalen Ramsey was traded by the Jacksonville Jaguars to the Los Angeles Rams the compensation was for two 1st round selections plus a 4th rounder and the situation was very similar as Lattimore like Ramsey had 1 year left on his deal but was do a long-term lucrative contract extension. Lattimore now is the same age (24) as Ramsey was then when traded by Jacksonville and while Lattimore isn’t quite on Ramsey's level but he isn’t far off and he has the potential to get even better.. The Saints are crunched for cap space and need to value draft assets moving forward and moving Lattimore to a corner needy team like Arizona could be a win, win, win for all parties evolved. #2. Saints trade Terron Armstead to the Los Angeles Chargers for the 13th overall selection in 2021. This new age of young aggressive NFL GM's are taking the league by storm and the Chargers are in a competition with their in house rival Rams for market revenue in LA. The Chargers have a shinny new young exciting franchise quarterback but a massive hole on his blindside. New Chargers offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi is the former quarterbacks coach in New Orleans and knows how impactful adding Armstead would be for his offense. When healthy Armstead is one of the best left tackles in the NFL and has been a mainstay during his time in New Orleans. Armstead is entering the final year of his contract and needs an extension but so does stud right tackle Ryan Ramczyk. At only 29 years old, Armstead has a ton of tread left on the tires but Ramczyk is the younger prospect and can be kicked over to left tackle if Armstead is moved. This move gives the Chargers a youngish pro bowl left tackle familiar with Lombardi’s offense to protect their franchise quarterback, while Armstead gets his money and the Saints add a top 15 draft pick to possibly chase a quarterback in the draft with. #3. Saints trade Michael Thomas to the Jaguars for the 25th selection plus the Jaguars 3rd round pick in 2021. While I won’t say that Thomas is untouchable… it will take a lot to pry him from New Orleans. With a 20 million dead cap hit if traded in 2021, the Saints really get no cap relief this year if traded so any team wanting to make a move on Thomas will have to be willing to make it worth the Saints wild here. Thomas has always been a favorite of New Jaguars head coach Urban Myer who he helped win a National Championship at Ohio State and with Trevor Lawrence likely the top overall pick by Jacksonville Thomas would give Myer a go to receiver for his young quarterback and someone to help set the tone in his first year in the NFL. The Jaguars have a ton of cap space so absorbing Thomas’s contract wouldn’t be an issue and his deal is actually very palatable moving forward. For the Saints, its no secret that Thomas and Sean Payton had their share of disagreements this past season but its nothing that would prevent the Saints from keeping Thomas long-term. Moving him however would have to bring a treasure trove of quality picks in an effort for the team to have long-term stability within the salary cap and to utilize the picks received in an effort for the team to find their next franchise quarterback. #4. Saints trade Taysom Hill to the New England Patriots for the 46th overall selection in 2021. Hill has a 16 million dollar cap hit in 2021 for a team where is appears increasingly like he will not be the teams starting quarterback. Last offseason when Hill was in restricted free agency there were rumors of interest from New England. Cam Newton was a failure this past season but the Pats appear to want to move forward with a mobile quarterback. Hill just appears to be a Bill Belichick type of football player who could step in day one and give the Pats a dynamic quarterback. The beauty of Hill is that if he doesn’t work out under center, he’s still an extremely valuable player to the team in other aspects of the offense. He’s well worth the value of a 2nd round pick and the Pats can extract that value from a guy like Hill either at quarterback or elsewhere. For the Saints, Hill wants a shot at quarterback but he’s on a one year deal now for 16 million on a team with cap issues and likely will be going in a different direction at the quarterback position. Moving Hill would sting but it would free up over 12 million in cap space in 2021 which could be the difference in being able to resign safety Marcus Williams whom the Saints really value. It also brings in an additional 2nd round pick the team can utilize as a trade chip to move up for a quarterback in the draft or to simply get younger and cheaper on the overall roster. #5. Saints trade Cameron Jordan to the Kansas City Chiefs for the 31st overall selection in 2021. This one stings just writing it… Cameron Jordan has been arguably the best dual defensive end in the NFL for years now and at 32 years old he likely has about another 2-3 years left of elite play as both a run defender and edge rusher. The reality is that the Saints will be patchworking this roster for at least the next two seasons. Finding a trading partner for Jordan to a contender would be a way to do Jordan a solid while also freeing up cap space and acquiring a top draft pick to use to get younger at the position. The New England Patriots were the masters of moving on from a great player a year or two early instead of holding on too long. Jordan can still be a special player and could likely restructure his deal and help the Chiefs win another Superbowl within the next 2 years but on the Saints he'll simply be chasing the Saints all time sack record while trying to make the team a playoff contender. Sadly I feel this is a deal that should and should be made despite not really wanting to do it. WHODAT Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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