Earlier today it was reported that Emmanuel Sanders, the Pittsburgh Steelers #3 wide receiver and current restricted free agent, signed an offer sheet with the New England Patriots. The Steelers’ front office now has five days to match the offer or else Sanders goes to New England and the Steelers receive the Pats’ 3rd round pick which is the 91st overall.
This is an absolute no-brainer here folks. While I like Sanders and what he offers the Steelers especially in light of Mike Wallace leaving via free agency, the fact is the Steelers can and should do better.
First of all, Sanders has averaged 31 receptions and has five touchdowns in three seasons with the team and has dealt with injury issues as well. These aren’t just any injuries either as they deal with his feet. Other positions on the field could potentially get by with such injuries but not a wide receiver.
Sanders could still leave after next season as an unrestricted free agent and the Steelers would receive no compensation...