Drew Brees is obviously the focal point of the Saints’ dynamic offense, but he is only as good as his receivers. One receiver that will have a big year for the Saints is Joe Morgan.
Last season, Morgan appeared in 14 games for the Saints and only caught 10 passes. However, his 10 catches were for 379 yards and three touchdowns as he established himself as the Saints’ biggest deep threat. Morgan’s role will increase next season, and he could be one of the biggest threats for the Saints.
Morgan is already a deep threat, but he said that he plans to improve his short to intermediate route-running this offseason. If Morgan can become more of a complete receiver, he could become one of the most valuable receivers for the Saints next season.
Morgan understands that opposing teams know he is deep threat, but if he can catch the short and intermediate passes, it will give offense a different look and throw off opposing defenses. Next season, Morgan could easily become the No. 3 receiver behind Marques Colston and Lance Moore.
With the Saints moving on from Devery Henderson, Morgan is going to be a big part of the Saints’ offense and could have a breakout campaign in his sophomore season. With Morgan contributing more, the Saints’ offense will be even better, and Brees will have a plethora of receivers to throw the ball to.
Do not be surprised if the Saints rank No. 1 next season in offense or if they find themselves back in the playoffs.