Veteran wide receiver Mohamed Sanu didn’t live up to the expectations in 2019, and that will change in 2020. He is well aware of the fact that the New England Patriots gave up a second-round pick just to get him from the Atlanta Falcons. It was a big risk, but the Patriots wanted him. Well, Sanu’s debut season with the team wasn’t really well.
After becoming a Patriot through a midseason trade with Atlanta, Sanu had 26 catches for 207 yards and a touchdown in eight contests. Stats show that 10 receptions and 81 yards came in one game. The talented wideout sustained a terrible injury, and this affected his performance. He wasn’t the player Belichick thought he was getting.
Mohamed Sanu goes for a win in 2020
Sanu is about to enter a full season with the Patriots. He plans to fix the damage and avoid repeating the failure he had in 2019.
“It’s tough when you learn things over and over and you memorize things like it’s the back of your hand and you have to completely forget all the things, terminology in 24 hours, something you’ve known for 3.5 years,” Sanu said on The Game 92.9 in Atlanta. “It is what it is. When you’re a top elite athlete you’re supposed to adjust and pick it up. It was tough at first and adversity hit, but it is what it is.
“Right now, I am where I want to be. I didn’t play the best that I felt like I could have last year and that is on me. I internalized that and that’s fine. I accepted it, just know I am not letting that (expletive) happen again.”
Sanu is ready to move on with all his talent. But we don’t know who will take the starting position. Sanu will be catching passes from another quarterback, and this changes everything. It may be a good change though. Sanu didn’t click well with Tom Brady. Maybe he will have a greater chemistry with Cam Newton.
The Patriots will sign the former Carolina Panthers quarterback to a one-year deal, and Sanu has already had his first workout with him. It was a coincidence, of course. But it turned out really well.