Teams inquiring on Broncos’ WR 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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Emmanuel Sanders seems to be more unhappy with the Denver Broncos as the season progresses, and teams are inquiring. Will he be traded?

With the thumping the Denver Broncos took on Thursday Night football, the possibility that the Broncos may blow it all up and start trading players to get some draft picks is seeming a little more viable. While it is unlikely that the Broncos will deal away too many key pieces, teams have began to call, inquiring about the availability of WR Emmanuel Sanders.

Now, it seems possible that the Broncos will be listening to offers for him.

Following Sanders’ visible frustration in his post-game presser Thursday, speculation arose that it is only a matter of time until Sanders is dealt.

While we never hoped to see it, it is apparent that Emmanuel Sanders is now unhappy in Denver, whether it be due to his lack of targets, a stagnant offense or the lack of wins.

It would be painful to see Emmanuel Sanders depart Denver as the last remaining offensive member of Super Bowl 50, but perhaps it is in both parties’ best interest to move on. Sanders deserves a destination where he will receive targets, and it may be time for the Denver Broncos to consider acquiring some draft picks to get some more offensive talent in the upcoming drafts.

The trade deadline is looming, with just nine days away. The next week and two days should be full of NFL storylines, with guys getting dealt all over the league. With the direction that the team is headed, it is expected that the Denver Broncos may be heavy in trade deadline activity.

As of the 16th, Benjamin Allbright reported that teams such as the Green Bay Packers (who are without DeVante Adams as of now), San Francisco 49ers, New England Patriots and the New Orleans Saints have inquired about Sanders. They were told he is not available right now, but that may be changing.

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Another team that is an unlikely trade partner, but may consider picking up the phone anyway, is the divisional rival Oakland Raiders. Raiders are currently without Tyrell Williams, and may be looking to add some veteran leadership to their locker room after the Antonio Brown fiasco.

According to Adam Schefter, the Broncos may be looking for higher compensation with Emmanuel Sanders than they received for Demaryius Thomas in 2018, who they traded to the Houston Texans for a fourth round pick in this year’s draft. With Emmanuel Sanders being 30 years old and coming off of an Achilles injury, it is in question what teams needing a wide receiver will be willing to shell out for him.

That question may be answered soon enough.

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