Jeremy Hill made the Patriots 53-man roster despite the fact that nothing was certain. His spot on the roster was insecure due to his competition with Mike Gillislee.
According to NESN’s Zack Cox, Jeremy Hill managed to convince the New England Patriots that he deserved the spot on the roster. He’s now excited for the new season with the team.
“We all know how much of a business this league is, and you never know. But when you do get the opportunity, we’re all blessed, and we’re all privileged to be here, and we’ve got to take advantage of that. So we’re definitely excited, the guys who did make the cut. It’s definitely going to be an amazing season this year,” Hill said.
Hill wasn’t considered as an important player into training camp, but head coach Bill Belichick sure has a plan for him. Rex Burkhead and Sony Michel suffered injuries, and we don’t know if they will manage to return to the lineup. Hill is more of a receiver than a runner. Until the Steelers take Burkhead and Michel back, Hill will take most of the Patriots carries. In other words, he will be the group’s version of LeGarrette Blount, and the Patriots know what does that mean.
Hill won’t limit himself to the role he was given. “I think there’s so much more I can do and so much more I think I can do to help this team. So (I want to) just continue to work on that,” he said. Hill is a strong blocker and was able to catch 63 passes in the first three seasons in the League.
Will the other teams regret for not signing him? Probably. Hill is a former 1,100-yard rusher after all. The Patriots have a good chance to win the Super Bowl.