The New Orleans Saints have looked very impressive thus far this season but can definitely make improvements in the trade market for the right price.
The New Orleans Saints have well exceeded any expectations that were placed on them when Drew Brees went down with a torn thumb ligament in Week 2. After getting thoroughly beaten by the Los Angeles Rams in that game, the next six or so weeks looked like a problem for New Orleans.
It has been the opposite of that as the Saints have gone 5-0 since that injury and have beaten three NFC playoff teams from last season in the process. These have not been easy games—the Saints are proving that they are hungry and are the team to beat in the NFC.
The Saints are not perfect, though, there are areas of the roster that can be improved. While there are no major improvements needed, the Saints would be foolish to not take the opportunity to improve the team if it presents itself.
Of course, the price has to be right for the Saints to take this opportunity and the team would be equally foolish to trade a lot of draft capital for someone who might not make that big of a difference.
The beauty of the NFL trade deadline is that certain trade targets could become available that were not available before the season began. This is a result of certain teams falling short of expectations and thus wanting to trade assets to get something towards the future.
We saw it on Tuesday with Mohamed Sanu, who was traded to the New England Patriots for a second-round pick.
Here are three potential trade targets on losing teams that the New Orleans Saints should reach out for.