The Vikings Need to Sign Emmanuel Sanders

David Kaestle
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Emmanuel Sanders remains a free agent, despite putting together a solid season in 2019 with 66 catches, 869 yards and 5 touchdowns. However, with cap space dwindling and a stacked rookie class of wide receivers heading in the 2020 NFL Draft, options are limiting for Sanders.

The Vikings just traded away half of their dynamic-duo wide receiver group when they sent Stefon Diggs to the Buffalo Bills for a slew of draft picks. This leaves a big hole in their receiving corps.

While the Vikings now have two first-round picks in the draft, signing a veteran like Sanders might be the more effective path. Sanders could have the potential to warrant more attention away from Adam Thielen than a rookie would.

Despite the Vikings having only about $8.7 million in available remaining cap space, Sanders' price tag could possibly come down in that range, or the team could make some small moves to try and free up a bit more space.

While Sanders doesn't have the ceiling that Diggs had, he has proven that he has a really sold floor in his career.

With the Vikings back up against the wall in terms of available space heading into free agency, snagging a guy like Sanders to fill a void would be a great option and they could then focus their draft picks on improving other areas on the offensive line and the defense.


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