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Patriots Veteran Shares Surprising Motivation For Signing In New England
October 22, 2022
The New England Patriots have a lot of valuable players on the roster and Jakobi Meyers is definitely one of them. He showed great potential and head coach Bill Belichick decided to give him a key role. The Patriots veteran had a really great motivation to sign with the team. Belichick signed him as an undrafted free agent and Meyers met every expectation.
In his conversation with Kyle Van Noy, Meyers talked about the reasons he had to join the Patriots. Believe it or not, Meyers signed with the team just because he wanted to outperform N’Keal Harry. The first-rounder motivated him to become a Patriot. Sounds hilarious, right? Well, Meyers and Harry became really great friends. Meyers just wanted to show everyone that he can outperform a first-round selection. That’s exactly what happened. Meyers played better than Harry.
The Patriots veteran turned this motivation into raw power
Unlike Meyers, Harry turned out to be a big disappointment. He may be a talented player, but he wasn’t a good fit for the team. Harry couldn’t connect with Tom Brady and spent most of his time at the sideline. The Patriots selected him before DK Metcalf, Deebo Samuel, AJ Brown, Diontae Johnson, and Terry McLaurin. Harry delivered just 57 receptions for 598 yards and four touchdowns.
Meyers is a bright star on Bill Belichick’s roster. In his three seasons with the Patriots, he delivered 168 receptions for 1,954 yards and 2 touchdowns.
“I’m going to go in there and show them I could play with a first-rounder,” Meyers said.
New England had to get rid of Harry. It was an expected move and the wideout ended up playing with the Chicago Bears. Belichick received a seventh-round pick in this trade. Harry didn’t see any playing time with the Bears and now he has a chance to show his real potential. How will the wideout handle the pressure? He has to play against his former team? He will probably suit up for the upcoming game and Patriots fans wouldn’t miss this one for anything in the world.
Radmila graduated with a degree in Translation & Interpreting. She is an NBA and NFL writer for The Ball Zone, and has been covering popular sports topics for several years. A loyal Lakers fan, she puts energy into reporting big roster moves, potential trades, on-court-accomplishments, and off-court rumors.