If Sanders hadn't switched agents prior to the 2014 free agency period, though, he might have ended up on a different AFC contender.
Amendola signed for $28.5 million over five years, with $10 million in guarantees. Sanders ended up in Denver for $18 million over three years, with just $6 million in guarantees.
"New England was competitive throughout the process," Weinberg added. "Had they been aggressive from the beginning it would have gotten done, but, in this market, nobody knew what to do with the wide receivers."
If not for a pair of twists of fate over the past two offseasons, Sanders could have fixed Tom Brady's long-standing need for a field-stretching wide receiver.