NFL Trade Deadline 2019: 5 Landing spots for Emmanuel Sanders

DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 15: Emmanuel Sanders #10 of the Denver Broncos stands on the field as he warms up before a game against the Chicago Bears at Empower Field at Mile High on September 15, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 15: Emmanuel Sanders #10 of the Denver Broncos stands on the field as he warms up before a game against the Chicago Bears at Empower Field at Mile High on September 15, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) /
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2. Green Bay Packers

It’s hard to say that the Green Bay Packers need more receiving weapons considering that Aaron Rodgers threw for over 400 yards and five touchdowns in a Week 7 win over the Raiders — and did so with Davante Adams out and his next two top options banged up. Having said that, the injury bug has shown that the Packers lack proven depth at the position and could use a player like Sanders in the fold.

Though Sanders doesn’t have the trust that Rodgers has with a player like Geronimo Allison, he would be a substantial upgrade in terms of talent. Not only would he provide injury insurance for situations like what Green Bay is currently dealing with but would give the Packers a versatile, loaded passing offense when everyone is healthy.

1. New England Patriots

To be sure, no one is worrying about what the New England Patriots are right now. After a 6-0 start to the season, Tom Brady, Bill Belichick and the dynasty are still thriving. However, their offense has not exactly been the catalyst for their success. And their early-season flirtation with Antonio Brown highlighted the need for quality, reliable depth at wide receiver, something that’s become more blatant given Josh Gordon‘s recent bouts with injuries.

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Adding Emmanuel Sanders to the mix would make things interesting, though. While he’s not traditionally been an outside threat, he would provide the Patriots with versatility in the wide receiver corps. For an offense that may need to rise to the level of the defense down the stretch, a trade with the Broncos may be just what Brady needs to light a fire.