The New Orleans Saints have made it official: They’re moving to Nashville
The New York Giants are in the market for a wide receiver, and the team is willing to make it happen.
According to a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Saints are open to trading the 26-year-old Victor Cruz for a third-round pick and a conditional 2019 fourth-round selection.
The Giants have also shown interest in DeAndre Hopkins, who was acquired via trade from the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday.
Cruz is one of the most productive receivers in the NFL, and he will likely get a shot at the NFL with the Saints.
His numbers have improved every season since his rookie season in 2015, but he’s also one of New Orleans’ most expensive pieces.
Cruz has scored 1,066 receiving yards in nine NFL seasons, but has struggled to find consistency.
His production has also dipped in recent years, as he’s averaged just over 20 yards per catch.
The Saints’ offense has struggled at times this season.
They’re averaging just 13.3 points per game and rank 23rd in the league in scoring defense.
They have the third-worst defense in the NFC, allowing the second-most passing yards and sixth-fewest points per contest.
However, the team has had some success in recent seasons with a revamped offense.
They averaged 27.3 passing points per Game in 2015 and 22.4 in 2016.
The Saints have also averaged 21.3 in 2016, which was the highest mark in the history of the franchise.