Emmanuel Sanders made his debut with the San Francisco 49ers on Wednesday...with the media. Sanders is a fan of Kyle Shanahan and his Yeezy’s. It didn’t sound like Sanders was a fan of Broncos general manager John Elway. Here’s what Sanders had to say about how long he believes he has left to play in his career:
“I’ve only got two more years left or three more years left of playing football. I’m trying to win a championship. Obviously, they’ve got a young locker room over there, so we both made a decision if a trade comes about, that he would keep me posted and possibly trade me.”
Instantly, fans will think the 49ers got a raw deal with Sanders admitting he’ll only play for another three years maximum. I look at it like San Francisco is getting a sure-fire player for three years. You’re just paying for his services, which is part of the game. “You have to pay to play,” as they say.
Sanders will have to cram to learn the playbook in a few days. He said that the playbook is “about 90% similar, there’s 10% that the terminology is different, and I’ve got to get adjusted to that. I look forward to it.
Sanders said he’s been studying the playbook since he got on a plane to Santa Clara:
“I got out here around about 9 (p.m.) and studied until about 11, 11:30 (p.m.),” Sanders said. “Had to be up for my physical around 5 (a.m.). So it’s been going by fast, but I’ve been enjoying it, enjoying meeting everyone around the building and all the players, so I’m excited.”
Sander’s workload will be something to keep an eye on. Shanahan hinted at Sanders getting extra work in after practice with Wes Welker and Miles Austin. If Sanders rolls out with the offense on the first series, we’ll know Shanahan is comfortable with Sanders being up to speed.
Onto some links:
Brady to the 49ers in 2020 can’t happen, can it? (NBC Sports)
First impressions of 49ers Emmanuel Sanders’ first day (Pacifica Tribune)
Stats You Need To Know: Panthers face undefeated 49ers (Panthers.com)