Denver Broncos have had an explosive offense ever since they signed quarterback Peyton Manning in 2012, and star wideout Emmanuel Sanders benefited tremendously last year from playing with Manning and co.
Sanders was a solid target for Ben Roethlisberger during his days in Pittsburgh with the Steelers, but in 2014 he became a force in the NFL with 1,404 receiving yards and nine touchdowns for the Broncos.
Even though Sanders was Denver's second best receiver based on yards, he actually went down as the fifth-best wideout in the NFL in the same statistic department.
But for those fans of Sanders out there that want to see him achieve even greater success or dominate for fantasy reasons, the latest comments from the wideout will not fill you with much confidence.
With the arrival of new head coach Gary Kubiak in Denver comes a new philosophy. The former Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator will run a more balanced offense with the Broncos, one that will heavily favor rushing the ball.
These facts have convinced even Sanders himself that he will not be as productive next season, with the wideout saying that achieving 1,000 receiving yards in 2015 is his new target.
“Of course obviously it’s not going to be one of those offenses, well I’m praying that it is, but obviously it’s not going to be one of those offenses where you catch it and you’re going to have two receivers catching over 100 passes,” said Sanders, according to ProFootballTalk.
“Hopefully, my goal is really to try to get 1,000 yards to just help this team win ball games.”
Sanders is well aware that things in Denver are changing and regular season wise it means a less explosive offense, but when it comes to the playoffs, Denver might just have enough in the tank to finally win the Lombardi Trophy with Manning.