Saints’ Emmanuel Sanders will thrive with New Orleans, says ex-NFL receiver
Emmanuel Sanders chose to sign with the New Orleans Saints on Friday, with everyone sharing their opinions on the move. Among the people speaking about the signing, Brandon Stokley believes that Sanders will thrive with New Orleans.
— Brandon Stokley (@bstokley14) March 21, 2020
Stokley, who is most known for catching passes from Peyton Manning, is now a co-host of a radio show in Denver. Therefore, Stokley is aware of how talented Sanders is after Sanders spent nearly six seasons with the Denver Broncos.
As for Sanders, he had a few viable options in free agency, including the Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers. Nevertheless, Sanders ultimately chose to join the Saints and it’s hard to argue how perfectly he fits in their offense.
With Drew Brees returning for his 20th season, New Orleans realizes that their window to win a Super Bowl with him is gradually closing. Provided that, they know it is important to surround him with as many weapons as possible.
Besides Michael Thomas, the Saints lacked a No. 2 option in the passing attack over the past couple of seasons. Now, New Orleans will have a versatile weapon in Sanders to utilize in Sean Payton’s offense.
This past season, Sanders was traded to the San Francisco 49ers ahead of the trade deadline. In his 10 games with the 49ers, Sanders contributed 36 receptions for 502 yards and three touchdowns.
Despite falling short of a Super Bowl victory in 2019, Sanders can still contribute at 33 years old. As Stokley stated, it’s hard not to imagine Sanders thriving with his new team in 2020.