Breshad Perriman & The Saints

February 6th, 2020

Now this makes perfect sense.

The Saints relying on Michael Thomas catching 149 balls again next season is the equivalent of the Bucs expecting Shaq Barrett to rack up anywhere close to 19 1/2 sacks in 2020.

Thomas turned in a season for the ages, but the rest of the Saints’ receiving corps? Nothing too special.

Old man Ted Ginn, Jr., played all 16 games in his 13th NFL season, but he’s just about toast after 30 catches last year.

The snap counters and questionable analysts at Pro Football Focus were studying the Saints and believe they have figured out their ideal free agent fix: Bucs receiver Breshad Perriman.

It seems like a given that Drew Brees will come back for one last hurrah, and the Saints will return the key members of the roster that ranked fourth in non-quarterback team WAR this past year. Still, Brees could use a low-cost weapon opposite of Michael Thomas. Breshad Perriman has been fairly decent since leaving Baltimore in 2017. He’s dropped just one of 90 targets these past two years, which bodes well for the most accurate quarterback in the NFL. In his most recent season with Tampa Bay, Perriman ended the year red hot by producing the second highest receiving grade over the last five weeks.

Joe’s not vouching for “drops” stats. Those are highly subjective. But the reality is that if Perriman moves to New Orleans, he becomes the Saints’ true No. 2 receiver, and he might be faster on turf.

Joe can’t figure out why Perriman would want to stay in Tampa and be (and be paid like) a No. 3 receiver.

26 Responses to “Breshad Perriman & The Saints”

  1. Dreghost Says:

    With all that speed in the draft i wouldn’t give B.P. A dime over 6mill. Sayonara

  2. The Coroner Says:

    Sign him and then trade him to the Saints and get a draft pick.
    Uhh. Trade O J Howard too.

  3. BUC CHEEKS Says:

    Only if we had pulled off say a multi year deal instead of a one year prove it deal! – Captain Hindsight

  4. mark2001 Says:

    If you do, break the bank B. We could use a high compensatory pick.

  5. Syl Says:

    Another one Jameis is getting paid.

  6. Jean Lafitte Says:

    That’s it now take weapons away.

    It’s ridiculous he has so many toys. Let him deal with what the rest the league QB’s deals with.

  7. mark2001 Says:

    If Jameis didn’t get all those opposing DB’s paid so well, by increasing their pick sixes, he might be getting paid, too. But he won’t be to the tune he wishes, Sly

  8. 813bucboi Says:

    if JW is getting all these WRs paid, why isnt he getting paid?….lol….

    oh wait….

    its the:

    play calling
    WRs running wrong routes

    GO BUCS!!!!!!

  9. catcard202 Says:

    Sure as hell didn’t look like a “true #2” for 3/4 of 2019 season.

    Let him walk & replace w/ rookie contract. (Gabriel Davis – UCF)

  10. Alaskan Abdominal Snowman Says:

    Yeah let the Saints overpay. With this draft of WRs, this is not the year to overpay middling FA WRs.

  11. ncbucsfan Says:

    Yeah, the Saints don’t have the cap space!!

  12. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    We probably won’t be able to keep Perriman…..but I hope he goes somewhere other than the Saints….

  13. Defense Rules Says:

    Agreed Joe. I don’t know why Perriman would stay either because we sure can’t afford to pay him like some other teams can. But come 2021 when the Bucs MAY have to choose between keeping ME13 or keeping Godwin we MIGHT wish that we had Perriman as a #2 WR.

  14. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    You can’t sign em all and Perriman will never be a number 2 here, other than injury. We can’t pay him like a 2 either.

  15. Cobraboy Says:

    The Saints don’t have cap problems?

  16. TouchDownTampaBay Says:

    Hey Jean, Perriman sucked until he had JW slinging the ball his way. But yeah, it’s the recievers not the QB.

  17. eric Says:

    men talking about another mans money smh!

  18. DefenseRules Says:

    TDTB … ” Perriman sucked until he had JW slinging the ball his way. But yeah, it’s the recievers not the QB.”

    Interesting observation TDTB. I seem to remember a Perriman who looked REALLY bad early-on. In his first 11 Bucs games with Winston throwing him the rock, he was 11 catches in 32 targets … 34.4% catch percentage with 1 TD (and that one was unbelievably lucky).

    But then look at his last 5 games and wow did he improve. He had 25 catches in 37 targets … 67.6%, basically DOUBLE his earlier production. Plus he had 5 TDs in those 6 games.

    I have no idea what ‘clicked’ in those last 5 games, but he had the same QB throwing him the ball in all 16 games. And he got a lot of offensive snaps throughout the season, so it wasn’t that BL didn’t have him on the field. He just started catching the ball, for whatever reason. Maybe it just took that amount of time for he & Jameis to develop ‘chemistry’. Who knows.

  19. Pewter Power Says:

    He will be paid like a number 3 there too unless they lose brees then who will be throwing the ball to him?

    He played really well but stop kidding yourselves, fans wanted him cut. He has like half a season showing he could produce. He’s not getting number 2 money based on half a season as long as he’s been in the nfl. If the situation is right like if winston is franchised he’d be wise to sign another one year deal under this offense then go for the big contract

  20. Loyaltotheend Section 312 Says:

    The Saints have like 5 million in cap space

    Perriman is gonna make 7-9 million easy

  21. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Breshad Perriman had 1 drop out of 90 targets the last 2 years???! That’s news to me!

    I’m all for him moving on. We can’t afford to sign him, keep the dline and address the QB situation.

  22. jjbucfan Says:

    DR- Perriman got replaced by Bobo Wilson and Scotty Miller early in the year. He was terrible. He dropped a ton balls early, I don’t care what that dude said, he ran the wrong routes and he was benched. He came back strong in the last few games. If we get him on the cheap, he stays, if not good luck. We have Watson, Miller, Schnell and a draft full of WRs. It is funny to me how some here will give Evans and Godwin ALL the credit for their stats, but poo poo Jameis’ stats. They are great because of their talent, drive and dedication, they are elite because the guy throwing them the ball has helped make them as such, period.

  23. Jean Lafitte Says:

    No, like Joe said Perriman would be smart to move on. He’s not going to get Godwin coin here, but somewhere else it’s a huge possibility.

  24. alaskabuc Says:

    I don’t think we can afford to keep Perriman at the price he is going to command with our other needs at OT, safety, running back and edge depth. Unfortunately for us I honestly feels like something clicked for Perriman in the last half of this year. JW definitely deserves some credit for getting the rock to BP, but if you look at his route running and more importantly they way he was able to press the ball on some crazy tough catches shows a level to his game that had been missing until now. Don’t forget he killed it without ME13 and CG12 shading coverage off of him. Thanks for balling out BP, good luck wherever you go.

  25. Billy_45 Says:

    The Saints don’t have enough Cap to sign Perriman and keep Janoris Jenkins I don’t think.

    Obviously could free up room but they should be taking Tee Higgins or God forbid Henry Ruggs.

    Can’t say I would be excited about any of the Alabama prospects at ANY NFC South opponent.

  26. martinii Says:

    Agree wouldn’t want to see him on the Saints. IMO there are ample numbers of receivers to replace BP in FA and especially the Draft. Unless you are injured top players are successful for 16 games not 4 or 5. Not worth $6 mil.