Saints Sign Veteran Wideout Emmanuel Sanders to a 2-Year Deal

Emmanuel Sanders with Broncos in 2018. Photo by Scott D Stivason/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

New Orleans Saints finally have a No.2 wide receiver. Saints announced over the weekend that they have signed veteran wideout Emmanuel Sanders.

Sanders, who spent the better part of the past season with San Francisco 49ers, reportedly inked a two-year deal, which will see him make $16 million. The overall value of the contract might go up to $19 million based on incentives.

Prior to joining the Saints, Sanders reportedly had several other offers, including those from Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers, but ended up opting for New Orleans.

“My goal is to always try to win a Super Bowl,” Sanders explained his decision. “I feel like the Saints and myself, we fit best, or they fit best with what I was looking for. It’s a blessing, too, to be in a pass-happy offense and on a great team, so I’m excited about that.”

Emmanuel Sanders already won the Super Bowl with Denver Broncos, where he arguably played the best football of his career and earned two Pro Bowl nods. With Broncos heading down the rebuilding path, Sanders was traded to 49ers in exchange for draft picks.

Sanders ended up catching 36 passes for 502 yards and three TDs in San Francisco while helping the team reach the Super Bowl. The 49ers were hoping to keep him on the roster, but their cap restrictions made it hard for them to make a competitive offer.