N’Keal Harry’s college coach had something to say about his upcoming season with the New England Patriots.
Herm Edwards expects a jump from the second year quarterback. Harry’s rookie campaign with the Patriots was underwhelming. He had to miss the first half of the 2019 season due to a bad ankle injury. He couldn’t really build chemistry with quarterback Tom Brady because he missed too much time on the field.
TB12 is out of the team now, and second-year quarterback Jarrett Stidham is expected to start games or the Patriots. According to many analysts, this change will be of great help for Harry. He will have a chance to build a strong chemistry with Stidham, and that will improve his skills to a great extent.
Harry’s Arizona coach knows a few things about him
Edwards was his coach at Arizona State. He is convinced that Harry is ready to accept the challenge. He believes that the wide receiver has everything he needs to help the team win.
“Knowing N’Keal, he has gained some confidence with the experience that he had,” Edwards told Patriots Wire’s Henry McKenna. “I think he’ll enjoy (the increased pressure). He kind of loves that. That’s the competitiveness in him. He enjoys that part of it — when it’s hard. He likes hard. Harry knows right now he has a window to grow up with this quarterback that they have (in Jarrett Stidham), because the quarterback doesn’t have a lot of experience either.”
Harry will have a greater role with the Patriots in 2020. The team’s pass-catching unit will face a big challenge in 2020, and Julian Edelman is leading his group. He will turn 34, and maybe Harry will replace him on the roster. A lot of fans believe that Harry will become Stidham’s favorite target. Edwards paid close attention to Harry, and he sure has something to say about his skills.
Harry will be of great help to the team in 2020. The team will have to work extra hard to make up for the loss. Brady, Duron Harmon, Kyle Van Noy, Jamie Collins, and many others left the Pats in free agency. They were key players.