Patriots acquire Falcons’ Mohamed Sanu

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The New England Patriots have acquired wide receiver Mohamed Sanu on Tuesday morning. In exchange, the Atlanta Falcons received a second-round draft pick.

This is a steep price for the Patriots to pay; however, they have coveted the wide receiver for quite some time. New England attempted to acquire him before the 2019 NFL Draft, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Former Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Mohamed Sanu runs up the field for a 43-yard touchdown reception against the Pittsburgh Steelers
Mohamed Sanu runs up the field for a 43-yard touchdown reception against the Pittsburgh Steelers (Getty Images)

The Falcons season has been a disaster, which opened up the possibility to finally move Sanu. Plus, Atlanta receives a pick for the long-term.

This move leaves behind cap hits of $3.87 million for the 2019 season and $1.4 million during the 2020 season. At the same time, the Patriots are receiving cap figures of $3.7 million and $6.5 million through the 2020 season, according to Spotrac.

The 30-year-old New Brunswick, New Jersey native goes from one of the worst teams in the league to the best team overnight. Now, he has a really good chance of winning a Super Bowl for the first-time in his career.

The Patriots are the reigning Super Bowl Champions.

Plus, the team has won three Super Bowls since the 2014 season.

This season, he has appeared in seven games, including six starts. He had 33 receptions for 313 yards and one touchdown.

In addition, he has had two carries for three yards and a touchdown.

Sanu has spent three-plus seasons with the Falcons. He has made 53 appearances, including 52 starts with the franchise.

He has had 225 receptions for 2,507 yards and 14 touchdowns during his tenure.

Following this trade, Sanu is expected to be the team’s No. 2 or No. 3 receiver. Julian Edelman is the team’s No. 1 then it’s either going to be Sanu and Josh Gordon, or vice versa.

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