Drew Brees is getting another nice weapon to throw to.
Emmanuel Sanders is signing a two-year deal with the New Orleans Saints. The deal is worth up to $19 million, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports. Sanders told Josina Anderson the deal is pending a physical.
The 33-year-old had 66 catches for 869 yards and five touchdowns last season split between the 49ers and Broncos. He had three consecutive 1,000-yard seasons with the Broncos from 2014-2016, but that sort of production from him is probably unrealistic to expect in the future.
Still, Sanders getting to catch passes from Brees should be a big improvement for him considering the caliber of quarterbacks he’s been teaming with in recent years.
Emmanuel Sanders is underrated.
QBs passing to Emmanuel Sanders the last 4 years:
168 targets from Trevor Siemian
100 targets from Case Keenum
53 targets from Jimmy G
44 targets from Joe Flacco
32 targets from Paxton Lynch
29 targets from Brock Osweiler
Now gets Drew Brees https://t.co/G76nrmaHG1
— Warren Sharp (@SharpFootball) March 21, 2020
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An asterisk (*) indicates the team was in a different city and/or went by a different name during the season listed. The Houston Texans and Philadelphia Eagles have never had a pair of teammates reach 1,000 receiving yards in the same season.