Emmanuel Sanders Comments About Joining Saints Prove Packers and Cowboys Never Stood a Chance

Emmanuel Sanders
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders | Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images

Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers fans were dying to add former Denver Broncos and San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders to their wide receiving corps, but Sean Payton and the New Orleans Saints swooped in at the 11th hour to sign Sanders to a two-year deal.

Based on his latest comments, Packers and Cowboys fans can at least take solace in the fact Sanders seemed to have his heart set on New Orleans the whole time.

“Right when I saw the Saints offer, I talked to Sean Payton and told him I wanted to be a Saint,” Sanders said on SiriusXM NFL Radio. “We made it happen. I was just ecstatic. I didn’t care to answer more calls from anybody.”

Sanders would have been perfect as a slot receiver in Dallas or a No. 2 wide receiver in Green Bay, but the fit in New Orleans was too good to pass up. With Michael Thomas on one side and Sanders on the other, New Orleans finally found Thomas a quality deputy that can take some prying defensive eyes off of him.

Sanders is the perfect No. 2 wide receiver for the modern NFL, and he'll line up next to Thomas in New Orleans for the next two years.