Seahawks should trade for Tre'Quan Smith
Smith is capable of playing the slot, as opposed to Reynolds. Smith, also like Reynolds, would not just be a couple of weeks' addition while Smith-Njigba is out. Smith is capable of being a decent rotational piece as WR4. He also catches most everything thrown his way. He has a career catch rate of 66.8 percent and has caught at least 70 percent of his passes in two of the last four seasons, including 2022.
Smith fell out of favor a bit in New Orleans last year as well. His snap count fell from 70 percent in 2021 to just 44 percent in 2022 even though he was available for four more games. Whatever happened after Week 9 last year between the Saints and Smith is odd. All but 2 of his 27 targets came between weeks 3 and 9. But he did have 4 catches for 105 yards in Week 3.
Smith has been dealing with a bit of a groin injury in training camp, but this doesn't appear to be a long-term injury. Smith could be a much better fit in Seattle's offense than the Saints as well. In New Orleans, he certainly hasn't had two high-end receivers to play with so he should be able to find his niche with the Seahawks.
He is only due $3 million in 2023 so he is affordable. But Seattle should offer the Saints no better than a sixth-round choice to get him. There is also a chance that Smith will be a surprise roster cut when the Saints make the final roster decisions next week. If that happens, Seattle should pick him up and would have to pay him much less than $3 million.