Me personally? I would never compare a weapon who was left to walk by the offensively-challenged team he played for previously despite having a seemingly reasonable price tag to a New Orleans Saints' legend. His build, skill set, and versatility might appear vaguely familiar, but - when it comes to Cameron Meredith - these fingers will not produce a single mention of any particular wideout who used to roam the slot creating mismatches after being damn close to also going undrafted.
Unfortunately, I am simply not liable for any analogies made by those that might make their living by spending countless hours closely examining game film...
In all seriousness, it kind of feels like the Saints took advantage of the Bears' lack of familiarity with the full range of medical advancements made in the last two decades. Not saying they didn't do their homework on Cameron Meredith, but it appears whatever textbook they were reading from is wildly outdated. Missing a full year due to a serious knee injury is definitely a reason for slight skepticism, but ACL/MCL surgery on a 25 year old in the year 2018 is basically as routine as a back shoulder throw over a trailing linebacker.
We are talking about a kid that has already proven capable of being productive, and - considering his limited history of pass catching - still has plenty of room to grow under an offensive guru that's long salivated at the thought of maneuvering his combination of size and speed up, down, and around the seam and slot. You don't have to do too much dreaming to envision a scenario where Cameron Meredith spends the next two years developing into a vital complementary cog in Sean Payton's offense as Ted Ginn Jr. slowly ages out of it. To be quite frank, the fact that he'll be doing so for merely five million a year when his past successes in a mediocre offense led by a half-retired quarterback were easily worth that seems rather silly, but who am I to complain about the Saints curing their third down woes?