Emmanuel Sanders is still going strong at age 33. The Saints veteran WR has a resume that proves that he will have a great season in 2020.
Saints’ stud Emmanuel Sanders has played in the NFL for ten seasons and has put on quite a show for being a 3rd round draft pick in 2010.
Emmanuel Sanders may seem like he’s made a career of being a No. 2 wide receiver who just puts up 60 catches and 800 yards, but he’s been to the Pro Bowl twice and posted 1,000 yards receiving three times.
The best part of Sanders’ talent comes with his toughness. How many receivers come into the league as a third-round pick and struggle for the first couple of years but put in the work to be great after a few seasons and end up being that great?
Then, of course, Sanders stuck around for ten seasons, not just a few.
When Emmanuel went to Denver from Pittsburgh, he had 101 receptions, 1404 receiving yards, and nine touchdown receptions in his first season as a Bronco. He was a top-5 receiver that year because he had an accurate smart quarterback in Peyton Manning, who could utilize Sanders route running and intelligence.
Sanders is still at the top of his game, and now he’s walking into another great offense with Sean Payton calling the plays and another elite QB in Drew Brees throwing the ball to him. Michael Thomas is lined up across from him which helps as well.
Sanders is still playing at a high level after reaching his second Super Bowl in 2020. He had 869 receiving yards with a young average passing game from Drew Lock and Jimmy Garapollo.
I’m pretty confident that Sanders can post over 1,000 yards in an offense featuring a top-3 QB, top-3 offensive play-caller, and an offense that has uplifted many players who weren’t first-round draft picks (Michael Thomas-2nd round, Alvin Kamara-3rd round, Jimmy Graham-3rd round, Lance Moore-undrafted, Pierre Thomas-undrafted, Marques Colston-7th round).
Sanders has thrived with multiple teams, and there’s no reason to think he won’t make the most of his opportunity in the Big Easy.