The New England Patriots will be without Jakobi Meyers in the game against Green Bay Packers. Head coach Bill Belichick had to prepare a gameplan that doesn’t include his top receiver as Meyers will miss his second straight game. New England needs all the help it can get. We all know why. Playing against Aaron Rodgers won’t be easy. Coach Belichick has nothing but respect for the Packers quarterback just because he recognizes his potential.
Losing Meyers was a big blow for the Patriots. The wide receiver deals with nasty knee ailment and didn’t really get a chance to see much action in practice. The Patriots listed him as limited participant. Meyers was limited in all three practices this week. Yes, Meyers thought he’d see some action in Week 4, but it won’t happen. New England will go against the Packers without Meyers.
“I’m out there moving around, running routes,” Meyers told NESN.com’s Zack Cox this week. “Just making sure I can put some good tape in the coaches’ eyes to get the green light (for Sunday).”
Jakobi Meyers won’t help the Patriots beat the Packers
Meyers is Belichick’s best receiver. He played in the first two games of the regular season and it was more than enough to lead the team in receptions with his 13 catches. Meyers also has 19 receiving yards per game with 75.0. He also has 6 receiving first downs so far.
Meyers’ absence did DeVante Parker a favor. He had a chance to see more action in the loss against the Baltimore Ravens. Belichick will have to rely on the newly-added receiver in the upcoming period. Parker has to use this opportunity if he wants to make impact on the field. Belichick signed him for a reason after all.
It’s a tough game for the Patriots as they are already without Mac Jones. Veteran quarterback Brian Hoyer will start the game instead of his younger teammate. Jones deals with ankle injury and hopefully, he won’t miss too much time. The NFL world predicted the timetable for his return and everyone has different opinion.