Patriots Add Potential Weapon For Cam Newton At WR
September 27, 2020
The New England Patriots were expected to make some changes to the active roster ahead of Week 3 against the Las Vegas Raiders. NFL analysts made a few predictions regarding the game, and the Patriots have already added a talented WR.
Wide receiver Isaiah Zuber is the perfect fit for veteran quarterback Cam Newton. Zuber went undrafted before the Patriots signed him as a free agent. They cut him and then brought him back to the practice squad. Zuber remained on the practice unit until Saturday’s promotion to the active roster.
“Zuber, 23, originally signed with New England as a rookie free agent out of Mississippi State on May 5, 2020. The 6-foot, 190 pounder went to training camp with the Patriots and joined the practice squad on Sept. 6. Zuber played three seasons at Kansas State before spending his final college season at Mississippi State. He left Kansas State with 127 career receptions for 1,321 yards and 11 touchdown receptions, both top-10 marks for the school. As a senior last season, he played in 13 games with three starts for Mississippi State and caught 14 passes for 211 yards and two touchdowns.”
Zuber is the perfect Patriots WR
Zuber is an athletic receiver who measures at 6 feet, 190 pounds. He played college football for Kansas City and Mississippi State. His sophomore and junior seasons were really well. But, Zuber moved to Mississippi and his senior year was not that brilliant.
That’s why the talented player went undrafted. But Belichick saw his potential, and he knows that Zuber can make some really great games.
Zuber isn’t a speed burner, but he is definitely speedy enough to create plays down the field. The wideout can also make defenders miss him after he grabs the ball. The Patriots don’t have a receiver on the roster with these skills.
If Zuber gets into the game, we can definitely see him play his best football. New England will confront a serious opponent. Gruden’s team is a big challenge and head coach Bill Belichick is ready for that.