Emmanuel Sanders is understandably excited to be joining the most potent offensive attack in the league from last season.
Sanders signed a three-year, $15 million deal with the Denver Broncos in March after spending his first four seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Sanders had his first productive season last year with the Steelers as he recorded 67 catches for 740 yards and six touchdowns.
Sanders now gets a chance to play with Peyton Manning in Denver and is looking forward to the opportunities the Broncos offense will provide. In an interview with Alex Marvez and Bill Polian on Sirius XM NFL Radio, Sanders feels there isn’t a better place to be than working in an offense led by Manning.
“It feels like I just made it into wide receiver heaven,” Sanders said.
“The thing that I like about the Broncos is there is really no number one guy,” he added. “Peyton always goes with the favorable matchup and that’s what I’m really liking about this offense. Any guy could go off for 180 yards or 100 yards with 10 catches any week based off of matchups.”
Sanders said last season was the first time he had been used as an outside receiver after many years playing primarily as a slot receiver. With Wes Welker entrenched in the slot for Denver, Sanders will likely continue to be used on the outside for the Broncos. Denver is looking to replace the production lost from the departure of Eric Decker to the New York Jets this offseason. Sanders and second-round pick Cody Lattimer will be called upon to replace the majority of that production for the Broncos this season.