Free agent wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders visited the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tampa Bay Buccaneers yesterday, and he is visiting the WR-hungry Kansas City Chiefs today. It was initially reported that Sanders had left Kansas City without a deal and would visit the San Francisco 49ers tomorrow, and it looks like the former report is false (the latter regarding Sanders’s visit with the 49ers is true).
Per a source close to the Kansas City Star’s Terez A. Paylor, Sanders only recently arrived in K.C., but he still has a visit scheduled with the 49ers. Paylor also reports that not only has Sanders only recently started his visit with the Chiefs organization, but he’s also spending the night there, which increases the chances of the WR-needy Chiefs signing him on. Two-day visits usually end up in something, so we’ll see if Sanders is able to make his visit to another top team in the 49ers.
The Chiefs have a bigger need at WR, and they are in a better position to give the productive 26-year-old a bigger contract. Sanders would likely be the Chiefs WR2 if signed (I would still expect them to draft a WR with a high pick), and he caught 67 passes for 740 yards and six touchdowns last season. He’s fast and versatile, as he can line up on the inside or outside and run a variety of routes. Although his hands are spotty and he could be more consistent, Sanders is a quality wideout who still has upside that can be tapped into; he’s be a quality addition for the Chiefs.