Mohamed Sanu’s accomplishments as a passer have become a sort of legend around the NFL.
The Falcons receiver has completed seven of his eight career pass attempts for 233 yards and a whopping four touchdowns. For his career, Sanu has a perfect 158.3 passer rating.
Sanu has thrown a touchdown pass in each of the past two NFL seasons, so he clearly hasn’t shown any signs of slowing down in that aspect of the game. Bleacher Report’s Adam Lefkoe recruited a Madden NFL Ratings Performance adjuster and went to see for himself just how talented Sanu is as a passer.
Lefkoe ran two drills with Sanu. One meant to test his throwing velocity and the other meant to test his throwing distance. When it comes to arm strength, Sanu proved he’s among the very best in the NFL. His throw of 71.5 yards was better than 28 starting quarterbacks in the league, including Matt Ryan, who topped out at 62 yards through the air. Sanu’s throw was also further than Tom Brady’s, Russell Wilson’s and Cam Newton’s.
Sanu’s performance in the two drills impacted his rating in Madden NFL 20, causing his throw power grade to raise from a 72 to an 80. It also unlocked a special package on Madden in which players who use the Falcons can play out of the team’s wildcat formation with Sanu at quarterback.