Denver Broncos: Emmanuel Sanders says he won’t restructure his contract
Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders responded to a suggestion that he should restructure his contract. He suggests that it won’t be happening.
The importance of Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders became greater when the team traded away their top receiver Demaryius Thomas. It sounds like Sanders values his financial security more than helping the team win.
The soon-to-be 32-year old Sanders responded to a suggestion from 104.3 The Fan’s Twitter account suggesting that he should restructure his contract to help the team sign other players.
By the sounds of it, a restructure is out of the question.
Sanders counts $12,937,500 against the 2019 salary cap, which is the third-highest on the team.
In comparison, for the 2019 season, Sanders ranks 15th in the entire league in term of salary cap value for wide receivers.
The idea of Sanders taking a pay cut right now doesn’t make complete sense. Sure, it would help the team free up some cap space to sign other players, but his value increased when the trade of Demaryius Thomas to the Houston Texans went through.
One could also argue that his injury late in the 2018 season should be enough of a reason for him to take less money in 2019, but we truly don’t know how he will respond to a comeback from the season-ending injury.
Besides, plenty of moves are going to be made from now to when the team has to be under or at the salary cap number. One of those moves is surely going to be the departure of quarterback Case Keenum, who became expendable after the acquisition of Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco.
Other players are going to be released, which will free up cap space. That would mean that Sanders would not necessarily have to do so.
Injuries truly stink. If Sanders hadn’t suffered a torn Achilles, I am more than certain that nobody would even suggest him taking a pay cut.
Even with the future at the position, Courtland Sutton and DaeSean Hamilton, heading into their second year.