NFL World Reacts To First Major Wide Receiver Signing
Jakobi Meyers has just signed his deal with the Las Vegas Raiders. He will work with Josh McDaniels again and the NFL world has something to say about this reunion. Meyers became a free agent and earned a three-year deal worth $33 million. He earned his money and let’s just say the Patriots lost a valuable player. Head coach Bill Belichick will have to find a really good replacement for Meyers. The talented receiver left a big hole on the Patriots offense.
In 2022, Meyers delivered 804 yards and six yards. These numbers made him a top option in the open market. The Raiders didn’t waste any time and snatched Meyers right away.
NFL experts react to the unexpected wide receiver signing
Albert Breer from Sports Illustrated likes the idea of seeing Meyers reunite with McDaniels. He respects his great performance and yes, he is a fan of this move.
“Great story. And Jakobi Meyers is a really good player, and should be even better with Davante Adams and Darren Waller alongside him,” Breer wrote.
Great story. And Jakobi Meyers is a really good player, and should be even better with Davante Adams and Darren Waller alongside him. https://t.co/eaLvHFsIpT— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) March 14, 2023
$11M/year for the top of the WR market. There should be some bargains available https://t.co/ZxIcFgzSw6— Dan Duggan (@DDuggan21) March 14, 2023
“$11M/year for the top of the WR market. There should be some bargains available,” The Athletic’s Dan Duggan suggested.
For context, this is less than Curtis Samuel received two years ago https://t.co/5wzIRDwSfj— Josh Norris (@JoshNorris) March 14, 2023
“For context, this is less than Curtis Samuel received two years ago,” Underdog’s Josh Norris noted.
“My immediate thoughts: this is a signing that hurts both teams,” Football Outsiders’ Mike Tanier said.
My immediate thoughts: this is a signing that hurts both teams. https://t.co/Mgjm7LSs31— Mike Tanier (@MikeTanier) March 14, 2023
“The Patriots just lost their top receiver and one of two guys who reliably moved the chains last year,” iHeart Radio’s Adam Kaufman said. “Not good.”
The #Patriots just lost their top receiver and one of two guys who reliably moved the chains last year. Not good. https://t.co/gRzHDg3g00— Adam Kaufman (@AdamMKaufman) March 14, 2023
Patriots fans didn’t really believe that Meyers will leave the team. Well, it happened. Belichick has to create a winning formula that doesn’t include Meyers. He traded Jonnu Smith and re-signed Jonathan Jones. Who is the next to go?
When it comes to Meyers, he joins a talented group in Davante Adams, Hunter Renfrow, and Darren Waller. Jimmy Garoppolo signed with the Raiders, too. McDaniels is gathering his own army and his latest moves shocked the NFL world. Will his plan work? There’s so much going on right now.