The 49ers' trade for wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders looks better and better by the week. The veteran showed off all -- and we mean all -- of his skills in the first half against the Saints on Sunday.
After already scoring a 75-yard touchdown catch, Sanders showed off his arm in a wild trick play from coach Kyle Shanahan.
Sanders received a handoff on a reverse from fellow receiver Deebo Samuel before leaning back and throwing a strike to running back Raheem Mostert, who ran into the end zone. The 35-yard touchdown cut San Francisco's deficit to 27-20 after a Robbie Gould extra point.
🚨 Emmanuel Sanders TD pass 🚨 pic.twitter.com/lfanpZR2RE— 49ers on NBCS (@NBCS49ers) December 8, 2019
The touchdown continued Sanders' perfect completion percentage in the NFL. The 10-year pro now is a perfect 3-for-3 with 78 yards passing and two TDs in his career.
His first pass as a 49er, however, certainly was a memorable one. Sanders is the first player in 49ers franchise history with a passing touchdown and receiving touchdown in the same game.
Shanahan has all the faith in quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, but clearly he will do anything to put points on the board.