Last offseason, the Atlanta Falcons knew that they needed a wide receiver to pair with Julio Jones. They needed someone was clearly a number two guy so that egos would not get in the way, and the team would be one cohesive unit. The Falcons went out and signed Mohamed Sanu away from the Cincinnati Bengals with a five-year deal. Sanu was the perfect fit for the Falcons, as he is considered one of the good guys in the league, and already understood the role of a number two receiver, as he played alongside superstar A.J. Green.
Sanu had a solid season last year, as he hauled in 59 catches for 653 yards and four touchdowns. He was able to draw some defenders to his side of the field to make life a little easier for Julio Jones; this is what he was brought in to do. Through two weeks of the 2017-2018 NFL season however, Sanu looks like he may have taken a major step, and might become one of the top number two receivers in the league.
In two games, Sanu has 11 catches for 132 yards. At the moment, and I know it is early, Sanu is on pace for 88 catches and 1,056 yards. Matt Ryan is good enough to spread the ball around all he wants; he is not the reigning MVP for nothing. If Ryan can feed Sanu a little bit more this season, the Falcons might have another 1,000-yard receiver on their hands.
Things are definitely on the up for Sanu and the Falcons. The team is 2-0 thanks to some great play by him, and it seems like the Falcons are very much trending in the right direction. This weekend they will be in Detroit to take on the Detroit Lions in what should be a good offensive game.