ST. LOUIS, MO – NOVEMBER 16: Emmanuel Sanders #10 of the Denver Broncos catches a 42-yard touchdown pass against the St. Louis Rams in the second quarter t the Edward Jones Dome on November 16, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
Emmanuel Sanders has been a productive receiver for the Denver Broncos for quite some time now, even in the post-Peyton years with subpar quarterbacks like Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch. Sanders finished with a receiving grade of 80.1 last season, ranking 24th among 108 qualifying wide receivers; that’s not bad at all, especially considering that his quarterback, Case Keenum, had a passing grade of 66.9 that ranked 26th out of 39 qualifying signal callers.
For the first time in a long time though, Sanders can now say he has a championship-winning quarterback at his disposal, as the Broncos recently added veteran quarterback Joe Flacco. Sure, it has been a while since Joe Flacco played at an elite level as he did back in 2012, but at least Flacco has shown that he’s capable of playing at a high level. At only 34 years old (which seems young for quarterbacks these days), Flacco has a chance to breathe new life into his career, as he joins a team with better receiving weapons than he has had for some time.
The best of those receiving weapons is Emmanuel Sanders, a receiver with…