Should the New York Giants sign veteran WR Mohamed Sanu?

Mohamed Sanu, New York Giants

It is no surprise of the New York Giants are struggling on offense considering the lackluster talent and effort their wide receivers have been portraying on a weekly basis.

No wonder quarterback Daniel Jones can’t get anything going, his wide receivers are unable to create separation and provide windows to throw through. That could call for management to allocate resources toward acquiring a veteran option like Mohamed Sanu, who was recently released by the San Francisco 49ers, according to Ian Rapoport.



With the 49ers gaining back Deebo Samuel, they had no need for Sanu any longer, and he represents a potential puzzle piece for the Giants in their efforts to retool their offense this season.

As the lowest-scoring offense in the NFL, averaging just 11.8 points per game, a wide receiver with some experience and proven talent could go along way. While it would take him a bit of time to adjust to the Giants’ scheme, let’s take a look at what he could potentially bring to the offense.

Sanu spent his 2019 season with the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots. He totaled 520 yards and two touchdowns with a 66.3% catch rate. However, he was much more effective in 2018 with the Falcons, playing in all 16 games and tallying 838 yards and four scores.

He was a reliable threat for quarterback Matt Ryan alongside Julio Jones, and he could be a decent option in the intermediate passing game for the Giants and Daniel Jones. He averaged just 8.8 yards per reception in 2019 but landed at 12.7 in 2018. He’s currently 31 years old and spent the first three games with the 49ers, so he might be a cheaper option with some gas left in the tank. He was on a one-year deal with the 49ers for $705K, so nothing too pricey for the veteran pass-catcher. He offers a big body at 6-foot-2, 215 pounds as a potential red-zone threat and possession WR.

Personally, I would prefer the Giants go out and re-sign Corey Coleman, who showed some spark earlier this off-season and would be a bit cheaper. Giving opportunities to younger players with potential is where the Giants are headed at 0-4, but Sanu would undoubtedly bring another factor to the offense and might provide some sort of support in the meantime with Sterling Shepard out.