Mohamed Sanu has been a key receiver in the Cincinnati Bengals’ passing attack, and the team would be smart to re-sign him.
Mohamed Sanu, wide receiver
26 years old, 6-foot-2, 210 pounds
Rotoworld ranking: 9th-ranked wide receiver
Agent: Mike McCartney (Priority Sports)
2015 stats: 33 receptions, 394 yards, 10 carries, 71 yards, two rushing touchdowns
Mohamed Sanu has been a great gadget player for the Bengals, posing as a receiving, rushing and passing threat. With 15 career touchdowns (two passing, two rushing and 11 receiving), Sanu has done everything–including throwing a touchdown pass to his quarterback. Sanu is clearly best suited as the Bengals’ third receiver. While he excelled in spurts as the primary green in A.J. Green‘s late 2014 absence, Sanu has never really shown enough promise to trust as one of the team’s top targets.
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Cincinnati has leverage in negotiations and likely won’t throw a ton of money Sanu’s way. While he’s valuable as a gadget player, he hasn’t overly impressed as a receiver. And considering his zero touchdown receptions in 2015, other teams may not throw a lot of money at Sanu, either. The Bengals could get Sanu for a very negotiable price, and they’ll likely be able to work out a deal–especially because Hue Jackson already has a slot receiver in Cleveland. Whether the Bengals will be able to retain Marvin Jones is a much bigger worry than whether they’ll be able to hold onto Sanu. At worst, Cincinnati could
in the upcoming NFL Draft.
Given the potentially low asking price, Cincinnati needs to work out a deal with Sanu. He’s an affordable player who brings a dynamic to the offense most wide receivers can’t bring.