When Emmanuel Sanders went down with an achilles injury, all Broncos fans knew he was out for the season, and were worried it would be even longer.
But great news has been delivered as of a couple days ago. Emmanuel Sanders is not only sprinting, but running routes and making cuts on a dime. With one of the youngest receiving cores in the NFL, this is music to my ears. Take a look:
When I first caught wind of Emmanuel Sanders running at full speed, I got my hopes up, but was ready to be disappointed. Like when Gordon Hayward was posting updates of him sprinting. It’s great, but means nothing in terms of actual game scenarios. But then I saw Sanders running these kind of routes, and it restored a hope in the Broncos I haven’t had since Super Bowl 50. What a recovery. Achilles injuries are not impossible to come back from, but players never seem to make it back to their old selves. Against all odds, Emmanuel Sanders appears to be there. Only time will tell.
The biggest reason we should all be excited about this recovery is that, in a Joe Flacco offense, he needs an incredibly fast receiver to get past a cornerback. Flacco will then underthrow him to force his receiver to comeback and create contact ultimately resulting in a pass interference penalty. Emmanuel Sanders is exactly that receiver to accomplish this.