Yesterday, Adam Schefter tweeted out a comment from an anonymous Steeler who believed Emmanuel Sanders could actually be more talented than Mike Wallace. The Patriots have an offer out to the restricted free agent receiver for $2.5 million, that's more cap space than the Steelers have but they could easily move some money around to match it.
The dilemma of course is, would they rather take the third round pick and use that $2.5 million to draft another player and keep them for four years rather than just one? Pittsburgh QB Ben Roethlisberger's answer to that is a resounding "no".
Big Ben has been lobbying hard to retain Sanders, calling coach Mike Tomlin and others on the staff urging them to match the $2.5M offer
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) April 12, 2013
Maybe Ben was the player who thought Sanders had more talent than Wallace.
The fact that Roethlisberger is rallying to keep Sanders around has to be a positive sign for Patriots fans, as it probably remains likely...