Saints didn’t get much back from Broncos in Wil Lutz trade

Yikes. The New Orleans Saints did not get much back from the Denver Broncos after trading former Pro Bowl kicker Wil Lutzlongtime Denver beat reporter Mike Klis says that the Broncos swapped a seventh-round pick in the 2024 NFL draft for Lutz.

It’s better than nothing, which is what the Saints got for cutting veteran cornerback Bradley Roby, but it still isn’t much. Kicker trades are rare in the NFL and never seem to involve anything higher than a fifth- or sixth-round pick. But if this is the best the Saints could get back for trading Lutz away, they might have been better off just sticking with him.

New Orleans is projected to get several compensatory picks in the upcoming draft after losing free agents in 2023, but those won’t be awarded until next March. It means the Saints currently control these draft assets in 2024:

  • Round 1

  • Round 2 (via Denver Broncos)

  • Round 4 (compensatory for Marcus Davenport, unconfirmed)

  • Round 4 (compensatory for David Onyemata, unconfirmed)

  • Round 5

  • Round 6

  • Round 6 (via Philadelphia Eagles or Tennessee Titans)

  • Round 6 (compensatory for Kaden Elliss, unconfirmed)

  • Round 7 (via Denver Broncos)

Story originally appeared on Saints Wire