Emmanuel Sanders has one game left with the 49ers before becoming an unrestricted free agent, and he said he would welcome a reunion with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Sanders told The Athletic’s Ed Bouchette on Monday that he’d be able to envision himself re-joining the Steelers after Super Bowl LIV, if he still had a relationship with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.
Sanders signed as a free agent with the Denver Broncos in 2014, linking up with legendary quarterback Peyton Manning.
During his first training camp, Sanders said Manning was a “far better leader” than Roethlisberger, knocking Roethlisberger’s work ethic while praising Manning’s.
The 32-year-old receiver admitted to Bouchette that he thinks Roethlisberger “has grown up a lot” since their acrimonious time together.
Roethlisberger has said he intends to play in 2020.
The Steelers might soon have an eye to the future at the position, but Roethlisberger’s presence as Pittsburgh’s starting QB seemingly would scuttle any chance of a reunion in the Steel City.
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