Emmanuel Sanders shares what excites him the most with the Saints
Veteran wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders will be on his third team in less than a year after he signed a two-year deal worth $16 million with the New Orleans Saints. However, despite the recent turnover regarding his career, the 33-year-old pass-catcher is more than happy to be a member of the Saints.
“I’m excited to be there in a pass-happy offense,” Emmanuel Sanders said with noticeable excitement, per James Palmer of NFL.com . “That means everything. These are the types of offenses where you really can showcase your talent. I’ve waited almost four years, ever since 2014 with Peyton (Manning), to be back in a pass-happy offense.”
Sanders started the 2019 season with the Denver Broncos before being traded in October to the San Fransisco 49ers. Split between the two teams, he compiled 66 catches for 869 yards and five touchdowns.
However, both the Broncos and Niners were rush-heavy offenses. Emphasis on establishing the run was even more apparent in San Fransisco, as the team ranked second in the NFL in rushing attempts per game and first in rushing touchdowns.
On the other hand, the Saints were second in the NFL in passing touchdowns last season and have one of the best quarterbacks in the game in Drew Brees.
During the aforementioned 2014 season with Peyton Manning and Denver, Sanders enjoyed the best season of his career when he caught 101 passes for 1,404 yards and nine touchdowns.
Sanders joins a New Orleans team that was in desperate need for a second option at receiver after superstar Michael Thomas caught 68 more passes than anyone else on the team and 119 more balls than any other wide receiver on the roster.