Veteran WR Says He Refused to Take a Pay Cut From Patriots

The New England Patriots are set to make a few more moves in the offseason. Head coach Bill Belichick will probably part ways with some of the players on his roster. Well, one player refused to take a pay cut from the Patriots.

It’s all about the business, and Mohamed Sanu knows it best. The wide receiver went on an Odds Shark podcast to talk about several important things related to the Patriots. Believe it or not, the Patriots asked Sanu to take a pay cut prior to releasing him ahead of the 2020 NFL season.

The Patriots spent a lot of money to boost their offense. Head coach Belichick signed Nelson Agholor, Kendrick Bourne, Jonnu Smith, and Hunter Henry. They will be the new weapons in the passing game. Let’s not forget all the money Belichick spent to strengthen the offense.

The veteran wide receiver didn’t get his pay cut from the Patriots

The Patriots had the worst offense in 2020. Jakobi Meyers worked really hard to be a great receiver in the league. Besides Meyers, New England didn’t have many wide receivers. The passing game was terrible at that point.

Sanu had a hard time finding a home in the NFL. The Patriots released him and he spent some time with the Detroit Lions and San Francisco 49ers.

In 10 games and 4 starts, Sanu had 17 receptions for 187 yards on 24 targets and one touchdown reception. These numbers aren’t really great. Sanu is a veteran and experienced wide receiver who was building a strong connection with veteran quarterback Cam Newton. Sanu measures at 6’2’’ and 215 pounds.

Would you say that Sanu wouldn’t have been more efficient than N’Keal Harry and Gunner Olszewski?

Sanu wasn’t a key player to help the Patriots win a Super Bowl.

The Patriots depth chart looks good at the moment and the passing game is stronger this time. The Patriots will play with 2 tight ends most of the time. This means 2 wide receivers and a running back. They may also do two tight ends and 2-receiver looks.