Is Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders being overlooked?

While most are looking at Demaryius Thomas, are we forgetting about Broncos receiver Emmanuel Sanders and his contribution to the passing game?

Dec 28, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (10) escapes a tackle from Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam Jones (24) to score a touchdown during the second half at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

As the season is approaching, fans are looking for players who look like they will be a standout for their team. With the Broncos, it’s a different story due to the fact that we are focused on who will be their starting quarterback. Wide receiver Demaryius Thomas is destined to once again have another great season in his career, but on the other side with Emmanuel Sanders, the Broncos have a wideout that is just as productive but may not be getting the credit he deserves.

The Broncos have been a passing offense for a couple of years and it’s because they have two great receivers in Thomas and Sanders. We all know that Thomas is dangerous and it is pointed out, but what about Sanders?


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Sanders has played with the Broncos and the Pittsburgh Steelers and he has clearly made more of an impact with the Broncos. Since joining the team in 2014, Sanders has caught for over 1,000 yards and at least five touchdowns in his three seasons with the Broncos. He hasn’t had the same production that Thomas has had, but Thomas has been with the team since 2010.

In his career, Sanders has caught for 5,601 yards and 31 touchdowns. In fact, last season was his only season where he wasn’t catching passes from either Peyton Manning or Ben Roethlisberger. Last season, the ball was being thrown to him primarily from Trevor Siemian and sometimes Paxton Lynch.

I expect that Sanders should keep helping the Broncos in the passing game majorly, especially when defenses’ find out how to lock down Demaryius Thomas. At age 30, we could start to see Sanders decline in his production, but he has a couple more years that the Broncos can utilize him against defenses’.

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