Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders makes it clear he isn’t restructuring contract with Denver
The Denver Broncos seem set to make some major changes to their roster this NFL offseason. However, wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders insists that his contract will remain the same moving forward.
Recent reports suggest that Denver could look to restructure Sanders’ deal for the 2019 NFL season. He made it clear that it is not going to happen via Twitter:
🧐 it ain’t happening.. no way Jose.. ✌🏾 https://t.co/QmRhzR10sZ
— Emmanuel Sanders (@ESanders_10) February 19, 2019
There is good reason for Sanders to stay put on his deal. The Broncos have already indicated that they will not restructure quarterback Joe Flacco’s $18.5 million salary for 2019. There would be little reason for Sanders to restructure the $10.25 million he is set to make this year while Flacco’s deal remains intact.
Sanders may have suffered an Achilles injury down the stretch of the 2018 campaign. However, he still provided plenty of bang for his buck. Despite Denver’s woes under center, he registered 71 receptions for 868 yards and six total touchdowns last season. His emergence as the No. 1 wideout in recent years has paid huge dividends for the carousel of quarterbacks general manager John Elway has brought in during the time. It is safe to assume the Sanders will once again emerge as a safety net for Flacco this time.
Releasing Sanders would provide the Broncos with some salary cap relief. However, it would force them to fill yet another crucial void this offseason. There are not very many Pro Bowl-caliber receivers set to hit the market this offseason. Getting rid of their only current viable option in the passing game would only make the Flacco trade look worse than it already has.