The San Francisco 49ers have boosted their wide receiver core by trading for Emmanuel Sanders. Wide receiver has been a weak spot for the team, but now they have addressed that need.
In the deal, the 49ers will be sending the Broncos a 2020 third and fourth-round pick. And the 49ers will be receiving a 2020 fifth-round pick. Those terms are according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.
And another trade:
Denver is dealing WR Emmanuel Sanders and a 2020 5th-round pick to San Francisco in exchange for 2020 3rd- and 4th-round picks, per league sources.
First Mohamed Sanu, now Sanders….
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 22, 2019
Emmanuel Sanders On the Move
Sanders isn’t quite the receiver he used to be. However, he is still very capable and will help San Francisco.
This season he has 30 catches on 44 targets for 367 yards and two touchdowns.
Sanders is also in the final year of his deal, so this is a rental.
With those numbers, it’s not hard to see why the team felt compelled to trade for a wide receiver.
For Denver, they are in an obvious rebuild. With that being said, there are some nice pieces on this roster. They just need to work on turning over some of the older players and finding younger players to replace them.
While these aren’t picks in the first two rounds, adding draft capital is important for the Denver front office.
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