The Saints nabbed Emmanuel Sanders from the team that handed them one of their three losses a season ago. This time around, the 49ers won’t be making a run to the Super Bowl, but Sanders may.
However, signing Sanders to a two-year this offseason hasn’t paid off the way the Saints would’ve hoped. Sanders had 869 yards last season, a year that was split between seven games in Denver and ten with the Niners.
While he’s produced in New Orleans, he hasn’t been the Sanders they hoped to bring in so far. He’s played in ten games and has under 500 receiving yards. Sanders has 41 receptions on 54 targets this season.
Sanders has two games eclipsing 70 yards and one over 100. On the flip side, he had four games of under 20 yards and two with under ten. If Sanders can step up and produce more with Brees in the postseason, the Saints will have a dynamic offense.
He’s one of the keys to their offense, and getting Sanders going is what Brees needs to do. He’s a dangerous threat on the edge, and he’d be a tough cover for other teams, especially taking on their second-string cornerbacks.