Patriots Leading Receiver Expected To ‘Blow Up’ In 2023
The New England Patriots made a few moves to secure some of their players to future deals, but have yet to make a decision on their leading receiver. Jakobi Meyers will become unrestricted free agent this offseason. Will head coach Bill Belichick keep him around for another season or two? The media brought the old topic back again.
Gary Davenport from Bleacher Report believes that the Patriots will let Meyers go this offseason.
“The bill has now come due for that career season, as Meyers is set to become an unrestricted free agent. It makes sense for the Pats to lock up their leading receiver over the last three seasons,” Davenport said. “But Meyers has never had even 900 receiving yards in a season. As arguably the No. 1 free agent at the position this year, Meyers isn’t going to hurt for suitors. With a better situation (and quarterback) in 2023, he could sail past 1,000 yards for the first time.”
Patriots players want their leading receiver back
The Patriots gave Meyers a big role in 2022. He finished his season with 67 receptions for 804 yards and six touchdowns. Patriots players like him and he can contribute at a high level. Mac Jones really believes that Meyers should stay with the Patriots for another season. The young quarterback claims that Meyers is one of the best teammates he has ever played with. Oh, yes, he may be the best actually. Jones would love to play with Meyers again.
Meyers has attracted the attention of the entire NFL world. Will he try his chances on the open market?
“When that time comes I’ll cross that bridge,” Meyers told the media. “Whether I’m here or I’m not here, I’ll tell all the guys that I appreciate them. Because the locker room changes regardless of whether I’m here or not. So tell everybody that I appreciate them and embrace these couple moments with the guys.”
Being a Patriot means a lot to him and Meyers would be happy to stay with the team. Let’s see what happens in the next few weeks.
“Oh yeah. Definitely, definitely,” Meyers said when asked if he’d return to New England. “I’ve put in a lot of time here. I’ve built a nice home here. So it’d be nice.”