Patriots Rookie WR ‘Close’ To Return, Per Analyst

The New England Patriots lost three games so far. Head coach Bill Belichick is looking for ways to improve the roster and his gameplan. It seems like the Patriots will get a rookie WR back on the field sooner than expected and fans are really happy for his return.

Tyquan Thornton missed significant time due to injuries. He is an exceptional player and coaches can’t wait to see him in game action. New England selected Thornton in the second round of the 2022 NFL draft, meaning he has special place on the roster. Thornton was great in training camp and yes, people want to see him play against tough opponents.

Things didn’t go well for the talented player. He is recovering from fractured clavicle and had to undergo a surgery to fix it. Belichick added him to the injured reserve list, but Thornton may join his teammates in Week 5. Scott Zolak was among the first to confirm the news of Thornton’s potential return.

“@scottzolak always dropping the nuggets out of nowhere, this time saying rookie WR Tyquan Thornton is “getting really back to normal” and “close” to a return… Thornton is eligible to come off of IR this week following surgery on his collarbone in August,” NBC Sports Boston’s Patriots Coverage.

Patriots rookie WR to make great impact after his return

Patriots coaches like Thornton’s potential and everything they see from him in practice. His recovery is going really well and Patriots receivers coach Ross Douglass praised the rookie.

“He’s been locked in,” Douglas told reporters Tuesday of Thornton. “He’s been dedicated to his rehab process. So even though he hasn’t been able to do a lot of things physically, he’s been on top of the mental part of the game. He’s meeting with us early in the morning and staying on top of his assignments and watching tape from wide receivers around the league, just how he can improve his game moving forward.”

Let’s see what happens in the next period. Thornton is expected to make an impact right away. Will Belichick give him a bigger role?