The veteran wide receiver could find a new home in short order
Mohamed Sanu was brought in by the New England Patriots at the NFL trade deadline last season with the hope of him providing a spark in their passing attack. That never happened, as Sanu struggled in New England’s offense, making the team instantly regret ending trade talks with the Denver Broncos for Emmanuel Sanders.
The struggles still continued in training camp, leading the Patriots to release him, which becomes official on Thursday.
While Sanu’s release spells an end to a disappointing stint in New England, he won’t be on the open market for long. Sanu has the chance to turn things around on a new team, and luckily for him, there are teams in desperate need of wide receiver depth.
Here are three teams that could potentially sign Mohamed Sanu to a contract
Green Bay Packers
The Green Bay Packers failed to make a trip to Super Bowl 54 last season due mostly to the fact that the team had minimal-impact players in their passing attack, with Davante Adams being the lone exception. You’d think the Packers’ front office would’ve addressed it in the offseason, right? Well, you thought wrong. Very, very wrong.
General manager Brian Gutekunst had the opportunity to take a wide receiver in arguably the deepest class the position has had in recent years. He took none, instead opting to draft quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ replacement 3-4 years down the line in Jordan Love. Gutekunst did sign Devin Funchess in free agency in the hopes of him becoming a great outside option for Rodgers. However, Funchess understandably opted out of the 2020 season due to COVID-19 concerns.
Sanu’s release could be a blessing in disguise for the Packers. They can sign him for cheap and potentially reap the benefits if he can turn his career around and build chemistry with Rodgers. With the NFL regular season approaching, the team has nothing to lose by signing him.