The Bucs & Emmanuel Sanders

March 11th, 2021

Emmanuel Sanders

Joe’s having a lot of fun watching the Saints chop premier talent from their roster to get under the 2021 salary cap.

Joe can’t think of a better team to endure a gutting.

Veteran cornerback Janoris Jenkins (three interceptions last season) is the latest to get the axe.

Yesterday, it was 34-year-old receiver Emmanuel Sanders, a key cog for New Orleans last season as superstar Michael Thomas missed most of the regular season.

Sanders was a catalyst in San Francisco’s Super Bowl run two seasons ago, and he had two Pro Bowl seasons in Denver after spending years with Bucco Bruce Arians in Pittsburgh.

Now he’s one of several quality receivers on the market during an offseason in which cash will be tight leaguewide.

Sanders isn’t bicycle-hurling, furniture tossing Antonio Brown, whose future is unclear. But Sanders is still good and might be willing to play for $5 million this season. Remember when Arians said Brown remembered much of his offense from their days together in Pittsburgh? Well, perhaps the same holds true for Sanders, whose 662 receptions rank 59th-most in NFL history.

Joe sees Sanders as a smart, versatile receiver with excellent hands. If he’s yearning for one more Super Bowl ring, maybe there’s a home for him in Tampa.

32 Responses to “The Bucs & Emmanuel Sanders”

  1. Robert Says:


    sign AB

  2. Sesteprenelicus Says:

    No! Give that money to Shaq! We’re already paying #1 money for a #2 receiver, let’s not pay #2 money for a #3 on top of it.

  3. Bird Says:

    Brown would be cheaper here then sanders imo
    I dont think brown is getting 10 mil per like you think joe.

    Brown was kicked to curb by pitt , raiders and pats and has criminal case coming up.

    Plus …lets give johnson and scooter more looks
    Curious to see how tyler johnson plays next year. Hoping he can become godwin jr in time.

  4. Casual Observer Says:

    WR is our deepest position. Especially if we keep AB.

  5. SlyPirate Says:

    Evans, Godwin, Miller, Johnson, OJ, Brate (probably AB and Gronk).

    Lot’s a people who can catch and only one ball.

    Let’s focus on DL and #2 RB

  6. Hodad Says:

    We just franchised Godwin, had we not Joe Sanders would be in the conversation, but not now.

  7. Adrnagy Says:


    Nothing to shaq.

    That’s what he gets for saying he wants to bankrupt bucs

  8. 813bucboi Says:


    sign AB…develop tyler johnson and scotty miller, draft & develop…

    GO BUCS!!!!

  9. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    Pass, we are already really deep at receiver, plus it will most likely take all the money we have left to sign Shaq.

  10. VABucsfan Says:

    No thanks! If we aren’t able to re-sign Brown, we can just get another one in the draft, maybe the fourth round or so. It would probably be good to get one with speed, because lets be honest, Scooter is our true SPEED guy, and with his frame, injuries seem to hit him quite a bit. So just in case he goes down, we could have another burner. Also, if we bring in James White at RB, that will be another target machine for Brady, and there really wouldn’t be a need to keep Brown. There are only so many targets to go around, LOL.

  11. VABucsfan Says:

    Remember, if there is one thing Licht knows how to hit on in the draft, it’s receivers!

  12. Defense Rules Says:

    Everyone needs to realize that if Joe had his way we’d have 53 receivers plus 1 QB. And we’d only have a QB because the receivers need someone to throw them the ball.

  13. Cainishere Says:

    Yeah, Sanders is a good quality FA who is smart with very good hands but as others have said here on this topic, we already have incredible depth at the WR position and to me would be a waste of funds needed to secure pivotal areas of need on the defensive front. I think keeping Suh is more vital than another WR.
    GO BUCS!!!!

  14. Mike Says:

    I wouldn’t be opposed to bringing him in on a vet min contract if we don’t re sign AB.

  15. Godlovesbucs Says:

    Miller earned the right to be the #3 IMO. Develop Johnson and Watson to replace Evans or Godwin. I was watching some early season highlights and watson was getting decent playing time before AB and Johnson came along. Give the young guys a chance, not a 34 year old wr on the decline.

  16. Cobraboy Says:

    AB > Sanders.

  17. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    If we have $5m, that will go to AB

  18. PSL Bob Says:

    “Joe sees Sanders as a smart, versatile receiver with excellent hands.” PSL Bob sees Sanders on a team other than the Bucs. WE DON”T NEED ANOTHER RECEIVER. Jeez. I know it’s fun to speculate, but let’s focus on our own FAs – AB, Suh, Succop, etc., and oh yeah, one Shaq Barrett.

  19. VABucsfan Says:

    PSL Bob, agreed!!!! We already lead the league in amount of salary cap we have tied up in that position!

  20. VABucsfan Says:

    And not to mention the money currently tied up for our tight ends, which will probably change. But still, between Brate and Howard, its like 15 MIL between those 2, and of course you know Gronk will be back!

  21. Anonymous Says:

    AB is option A
    Sanders on vet min salary is a good option B

  22. SOEbuc Says:

    We can scrap AB with Johnson coming into his own. He’s too good to not start getting his career rolling with the GOAT. Scout another decent #4/backup WR on the cheap to go along with Scotty.

    I’d like to start talking CB in FA when we’re not talking Big 8. Everyone please shut up about James White like we are soo desperate for a RB. One or two solid or even decent vets would make this secondary that much stronger in depth. Depth wins championships. Defense wins championships. The GOAT usually has both these things. And find someone better than Andrew Adams (yes, INT Andrew) quickly.

  23. VABucsfan Says:

    Restructuring our WR’s and TE’s is a must! Not including AB and Gronk, we have close to 50 Mil tied up between those positions!! Thats nearly 30 percent of the cap tied up to in just 2 positions!! Godwin obviously with the tag is a little over 16 Mil, ME is 16,500,000, Brate is darn near 7 Mil, as so is Howard. The cap is 182,500,000 I believe! More magic is needed with the cap from Licht and his gurus!!

  24. tbbucs3 Says:

    Signing washed up bargain players used to be a classic Jason Licht move but he’s clearly learned from past mistakes.

  25. Jerry Says:

    No one is paying Brown a big contract until that trial is settled one way or another. He’ll sign another cheap 1 year deal.

  26. adam from ny Says:

    ya know…

    kwon has really turned to sh!t since leaving tampa…

    he did get his money tho…

    luckily elsewhere…

    the weird thing about kwon — (if you are a true bucs fan you know this) — kwon was like a 4th round pick or something…but he came on like a house of fire basically right away in his first couple of seasons…he was quite a surprise and a hell of a pick at the time…


    unlike most nfl players, kwon’s play and stats slowly eroded after his first year or so…

    most players come in and learn the game and then hit their prime…

    kwon basically cam in here, primed out from the jump, then slowly fell off to where he is now…

    that usually doesn’t happen, but such is the case with kwon…

    wish him well tho – he was a good buc

  27. SOEbuc Says:

    Adam from ny

    Kwon has had serious injury issues in his short career.

  28. Bruce Blahak Says:

    Puke! Sign our own. We’re good

  29. Oxycondoms Says:

    The bucs are deep at wr due to godwin but would not have been deep at wr if he left . Thats how big of a difference he makes

  30. 6throundpick Says:

    The current set of TB receivers will be much better this year. They know Tom. He knows them. New receivers will take a while. So, for purposes of making a run this season, sticking with the same set makes good sense. Godwin and AB will be much better. Evans and TB got on the same page immediately. Miller will improve. Gronk will start/finish strongly.

  31. Owlykat2 Says:

    We are already set at WR. Pass!

  32. Outlaw Says:

    Go bucs