The NFL trades have everyone’s attention. Among some of the big names traded, wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders was traded. Sanders has a new place to call home, and that is New Orleans. The former Denver Bronco was traded to the Saints late Friday evening. Sanders signed a two year deal with the Saints.
Where It All Started
Emmanuel Sanders was drafted in the third round by the Pittsburg Steelers in 2010. During Sanders’s time with the Steelers, he played in a Super Bowl. The Pittsburg Steelers went to Super Bowl XLV to face the Green Bay Packers. During this game, Sanders had two catches for 17 yards. Sanders’s time with the Steelers ended in 2014.
Time With The Denver Broncos
Sanders got traded to the Denver Broncos. Being on the Broncos helped launch Sanders’s career. On Sanders’s first year with the Broncos, he had 1404 receiving yards. He had more yards in his 2014 season than he had his entire time in Pittsburg. Sanders also scored a total of nine touchdowns that year. Sanders played on the Broncos for four seasons and two of those years, he was catching passes from Peyton Manning. Sanders also received a Super Bowl ring in 2015 with the Denver Broncos.
San Francisco 49ers and the New Orleans Saints
In 2019, Sanders was traded to the San Francisco 49ers. Sanders continues to be a strong and reliable target for Jimmy Garoppolo. In 2020 the 49ers went to Super Bowl LIV to face the Kansas City Chiefs. The 49ers lost 20 to 31. According to ESPN’s Josina Anderson and Adam Schefter, the New Orleans Saints added another weapon to one of the NFL’s best offenses when wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders agreed to a two-year, $16 million contract. Sanders will be the second wide receiver option for Drew Breeze. That opens the door for more targets for Breeze. Having Sanders and Michael Thomas strengthens the Saints offense.
At the age of 33, Emmanuel Sanders continues to show that older receivers still have what it takes in this league. Sander will make an impact in New Orleans. With all of Super Bowl appearances that Sanders had, he might be the secret gem to getting the Saints back to a Super Bowl. Both analysts and fans can not wait to see what he does in the upcoming season.