Falcons receiver Mohamed Sanu is the best quarterback in the history of organized football.
Yes, that’s Sanu throwing a 51-yard bomb to Julio Jones (apparently because Matt Ryan is too busy selling his own jerseys in the Falcons’ team store). And this isn’t an aberration for Sanu: The last wide receiver to throw a pass this long was ... Mohamed Sanu in 2012.
In his six-year NFL career, Sanu is 6-for-6 for 228 yards and three touchdowns. His teams are undefeated when he attempts a pass, and his 100 percent completion percentage, 158.3 career passer rating, and 38 yards per pass attempt are all tops in league history. (Yes, it comes on just six passes, but we all know that efficiency is more important than volume. Plus, he’s undefeated, so he clearly has the it factor.)
Sanu actually has legit skills that have earned him the trust of multiple coaching staffs. Sanu played some quarterback in college, where he was 8-for-18 for 207 yards at Rutgers.
He served as the emergency quarterback for the Bengals for years, often lining up in the Wildcat formation. He even tossed Andy Dalton (!) a touchdown pass in 2014.
Quarterback play around the league is close to bottoming out. Tom Savage, Joe Flacco, and Brett Hundley are set for prime time this week. Brock Osweiler is still in the league. Sanu, whose stat line is unmatched in NFL history, deserves a shot to prove he’s in the top 32 right now.