Mohamed Sanu was traded to the New England Patriots last season. Even though people expected a lot from him when he joined the Patriots, he turned out to be a real bust.
Just this week, the Patriots decided to release Sanu as they didn’t receive the desired performance from him. So, the veteran receiver ended up spending less than a year in New England, ultimately catching only 26 passes for 207 yards with one touchdown. After news about this release broke out, some analysts went on social media to share their thought on Sanu’s unsuccessful tenure with the team:
Sanu, a former top receiver, couldn’t find his footing with the Patriots last season but vowed for a better peformance in the upcoming season. He even spent some time practicing with new quarterback Cam Newton but that wasn’t enough to convince the team to keep him a while longer.
When he spoke about his hopes and wishes for the upcoming season, Sanu told reporters:
“It’s tough when you learn things over and over and you memorize things like it’s the back of your hand and you have to completely forget all the things, terminology in 24 hours, something you’ve known for 3.5 years. It is what it is. When you’re a top elite athlete you’re supposed to adjust and pick it up. It was tough at first and adversity hit, but it is what it is. Right now, I am where I want to be. I didn’t play the best that I felt like I could have last year and that is on me. I internalized that and that’s fine. I accepted it, just know I am not letting that [expletive] happen again.”
Sanu is now on the market and looking for his next destination. We really hope that he will be able to sign a new contract before the season starts two weeks from now!