During his introductory press conference after signing a three-year contract with the Denver Broncos, wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders said there was no handshake with the Kansas City Chiefs, when asked to respond to Sunday night reports suggesting his new agent verbally agreed to deal with them and then shopped it around.
In addition to answering questions about how the deal ultimately went down with the Broncos, after both the Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers were also reportedly involved, Sanders said now that he’ll be playing with Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, it will be like being in “wide receiver heaven.”
Even though Sanders will likely be the Broncos third receiver on the depth chart behind Demaryius Thomas and Wes Welker, it should translate to plenty of playing time, as Denver likes to use a lot of 11 personnel groupings on offense.
Last season, the Broncos had four different players catch 65 or more passes, so Sanders figures to have a good chance to top the 67 catches he had last season with the Steelers.
Many already have the Broncos as the favorites to win the AFC once again, so we’ll see if wide receiver heaven for Sanders will result in a second trip to a Super Bowl for him.