Number Two: Emmanuel Sanders
Before I get slandered in the comment section, I know this is a bit of a hot take, but it’s worth noting that newly-acquired wide receiver hasn’t quite lived up to expectations thus far in the 2020 NFL season.
Sanders, 33, was signed by the New Orleans Saints after his brief stint in San Francisco where he made an appearance in the Super Bowl. Sanders does indeed add an extra element to a rather basic Saints receiving corps with his speed, but so far that’s about all he’s done.
I understand that not having a preseason to warm up and build chemistry is going to hurt new players to a team more so than others, and Sanders could easily be a victim of this as his game against the Lions was actually very solid.
In four games, Sanders has recorded 14 receptions, 182 receiving yards, and two receiving touchdowns.
Michael Thomas has missed the past three games with a high ankle sprain and many thought Sanders would emerge as a breakout star for the rather weak receiving corps but that simply hasn’t been the case.
Sanders and Brees still have plenty of time to build some chemistry, but so far he’s going to have to fall under the disappointing category.