Grading the New Orleans Saints top five offseason moves

ATLANTA, GA - NOVEMBER 28: Drew Brees #9 speaks with head coach Sean Payton of the New Orleans Saints during a game against the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on November 28, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - NOVEMBER 28: Drew Brees #9 speaks with head coach Sean Payton of the New Orleans Saints during a game against the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on November 28, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images) /
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Signed Emmanuel Sanders: A+

The New Orleans Saints came into the 2020 offseason with a desperate need for a wide receiver to catch passes alongside NFL Offensive Player of the Year Michael Thomas.

The Saints received just that when they inked Emmanuel Sanders to a two-year deal worth up to 19 million dollars. Sanders brings a veteran leadership and outgoing personality with him to New Orleans and will look to get back to the Super Bowl with the Saints.

Sanders gives the Saints the ability to take the top off defenses, a role that Ted Ginn Jr. tried to fill but was unable to. Sanders, a two-time Pro Bowler, will be able to provide mentorship to the Saints’ young receiving group including Michael Thomas, Tre’Quan Smith, and Deonte Harris.

Sanders has the ability to catch the ball, run the ball, and return the ball, accumulating over 8,000 all-purpose yards in his career. Sanders has played in three Super Bowls (winning one) and knows what it takes both physically and mentally to get to the big game.

He will prove to be a great addition for the team.

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