The Los Angeles Rams should be keeping an eye on the San Francisco 49ers before the trade deadline to see if they land Emmanuel Sanders.
Even though the Los Angeles Rams are set at wide receiver leading up to the trade deadline, his doesn’t necessarily mean they won’t be keeping an eye on the rest of the NFC West, especially if the San Francisco 49ers manage to land veteran Emmanuel Sanders.
After last season turned out to be a disappointment highlighted by the torn ACL suffered by Jimmy Garoppolo, the 49ers have made a strong case to be considered the team to beat in the NFC so far in 2019 thanks to an impressive 6-0 start.
From Garoppolo living up to his hefty contract to the defense taking a major step in the right direction to become a top unit in the league, San Francisco deserves all of the credit in the world for the work put in to be in this situation.
Of course, all of the success surrounding the 49ers has resulted in the Rams feeling a ton of extra pressure of their own since Los Angeles no longer appears to be the team to beat within the division, and has a lot of work on their plates in order to catch up.
Don’t think so? Just take a look at how things played out in Week 6 when San Francisco embarrassed Los Angeles at home, and it’s clear this 49ers team seems determined to make a run at the Super Bowl.
With that being said, San Francisco could certainly benefit from adding another wide receiver leading up to the trade deadline since Garoppolo could always use the extra help in the passing game.
Could that receiver end up being a key veteran such as Emmanuel Sanders? According to Jason La Canfora, this trade between the 49ers and Denver Broncos could very well happen.
From an experience perspective, Sanders would certainly bring a ton to the table for San Francisco since the veteran has shown this year he’s still capable of playing at a high level.
Not to mention, one of the most important factors surrounding Sanders is his experience in winning a Super Bowl as a member of the Broncos to help some of the inexperienced players handle the pressure that comes with the success from this season.
Even though nothing is set in stone at the moment, with all of the early speculation surrounding this potential deal, it seems like only a matter of time before Sanders is officially a member of the 49ers.
Assuming this turns out to be the case, this will only make things even more difficult for the Rams when it comes to the race for the NFC West title since the 49ers already have a commanding lead, and don’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon.