The Facts: The day before NFL free agency begins this year, Sanders turns 33 years old. The San Francisco 49ers receiver believes it's a heap of codswallop that his age is a talking point in 2020. "It's crazy how people keep talking (a)bout my age but I'm still flying past 23-year-olds and only had two drops the entire year," Sanders wrote on Twitter Tuesday night.
Diehards Line: Sanders continued: "Keep bringing up my age to make yourself feel good but go look at the film. I'm still playing at a high level and will continue to play at a high level as long as I want (because) my heart is immeasurable and my work ethic is second to none!" As NFL.com's Kevin Patra notes, no one questions whether Sanders can still play. The only reason to bring up his age is when discussing the length of any new deal, not the validity of Sanders finding a job in 2020. There is zero question he can still perform at a high level. According to Pro Football Reference, only four WRs 33 years of age or older caught a pass in 2019. The ones that make it this far at Sanders' age are those that remain productive. And while he won't command high-end money, Sanders could be a big piece for a team looking to add a complementary weapon to their offense that has the potential to explode at any moment for a big game. The best landing spot could very well be in San Francisco.