The day after the 49ers came up to draft a quarterback, they signed a player who knows a thing or two about throwing the ball.
Catcher Mohamed Sanu has signed with the 49ers, according to his agent, Mike McCartney. Sanu, who signed as a free agent with the Falcons when 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan served as offensive coordinator in Atlanta, spent a limited time in 2020 with the 49ers. Signed on September 18, the 49ers released Sanu on October 6 after catching a pass in three games.
Sanu’s career has been sideways since the Patriots sent a second-round pick to the Falcons for Sanu in 2019. He didn’t have much of an impact for the rest of the season, and the Patriots released him in September.
During his nine-year career, Sanu has 420 receptions for 4,694 yards. More impressive still, he has thrown eight career passes, connecting seven of them for 233 yards and four touchdowns. That equates to a perfect passer rating of 158.3.