5 WRs for Carolina Panthers to target if Robbie Anderson retires in 2022

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Carolina Panthers could target Mohamed Sanu

When Mohamed Sanu was traded to the New England Patriots for a second-round pick, many believed this was the springboard that could elevate the wide receiver into some prolific company. But individual errors and difficulty adjusting to a new system meant this move blew up in Bill Belichick’s face and things haven’t been quite the same for the player since.

Sanu has drifted around following his brief stint in New England, spending time with the Detroit Lions and San Francisco 49ers without much success. The former Rutgers standout is awaiting his next opportunity and at 32 years old and there is a chance it might not arrive.

Should Robbie Anderson walk away, which does seem unlikely, then the Carolina Panthers would probably look to add someone else despite having some intriguing young pieces behind D.J. Moore.

He does have some flaws, but Sanu is big and athletic, so bringing him in for a tryout with a view to signing the player wouldn’t be the worst idea in the world. His career catch percentage stands at 66.2 and the wideout has also been a productive red-zone threat since arriving in the league.

Anderson offers much more, even though he went through his own complications in 2021 thanks to some mistakes and a lack of chemistry with quarterback Sam Darnold. Sanu would be nothing more than a band-aid fix, but he now has an immense sense of urgency to continue his career.