Falcons fans are waking up Tuesday morning to see fan-favorite Mohamed Sanu has been traded to the New England Patriots for a second-round pick.
Great news all around for both Mohamed Sanu as well as the Falcons. At this point, the Falcons have no chance of becoming just the second team in NFL history to start the season 1-6 and make the playoffs, so they should become sellers to start stockpiling picks in order to turn this franchise around sooner than later.
During his time in Atlanta, Sanu has become one of the favorites as he came to work every Sunday and did all the small things that players need to do in order to be great. No one ever questioned his love, passion and work ethic and fans that paid a lot of money for tickets appreciate and admire players like that.
On the other side, Tom Brady and the Pats pick up arguably the best number two receiver in the league and Sanu becomes their best receiver in quite some time. Antonio Brown was not there long enough to count.
The Falcons being able to get a second-round pick for Mohamed Sanu is huge too. The consensus was that the Falcons might get a third if they shopped him. To get something better than a third is amazing and hopefully, the next general manager of the Falcons can turn that pick into something special in Atlanta.
This will not be the last trade the Falcons make before next week’s trade deadline and as we said Sunday night, everyone at this point is available for the right price. It will be tough to see the Patriots win another Super Bowl, but it will awesome watching Sanu win the ring he deserves after what he has had to endure here in Atlanta under Dan Quinn.