2013 was supposed to be a breakout season for emerging WR Joe Morgan, but it ended before it could begin. During training camp, Morgan was hit by rookie S Kenny Vacarro and tore his ACL in the process of the catch. Morgan was placed on IR, subsequently ending his season.
In the 2012-13 season the Walsh University product recorded 10 receptions for 379 yards and 3 touchdowns. His longest reception was an 80 yard bomb from Drew Brees in the 27-28 loss to the Green Bay Packers back on 9/30/12. Morgan was set to be the replacement for Robert Meachem and Devery Henderson when it comes to the deep balls and ‘Go’ routes for the Saints offense, but with the emergence of rookie WR Kenny Stills in that department the versatility of Joe Morgan will have to show a little more than expected. If Morgan can come back to full strength, and Nick Toon can come back to the fold healthy, then the Saints would have a nice stable of wide receivers to go along with veteran stalwarts Marques Colston and All-Pro TE Jimmy Graham.
Morgan will be sought after to possibly replace an aging and expensive Lance Moore and take over the role of the short slant routes and getting the short first downs. Surely the receiving corps will be mixed up to some degree and the younger pups will finally get their chances to shine and make names for themselves. So look for Joe Morgan’s load to be plentiful come the 2014-15 season.