Patriots Reportedly Sign Familiar Tight End
The New England Patriots made a move to sign a tight end. It’s a familiar name and Patriots fans know the guy as a member of an AFC East rival.
Mike Gesicki, 27, will sign a one-year deal with the Patriots and join their offense. He spent the first five years of his career with the Miami Dolphins. Bill O’Brien recruited Gesicki to Penn State in 2012-13 before becoming the head coach of the Houston Texans.
Former Dolphins’ tight end Mike Gesicki is signing with the New England Patriots, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 17, 2023
Gesicki showed great performance during his time with the Dolphins. He was incredible productive between 2019 and 2021. Brian Flores, Chad O’Shea, and George Godsey were part of the Dolphins back then. In these three seasons, Gesicki delivered over 170 passes and 13 touchdowns. New Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel didn’t get the best of his performance and Gesicki was pretty quiet last season. He finished the 2023 season with 32 catches on 52 targets. The tight end did hit five touchdowns which makes him a great option for Bill Belichick’s offense.
Patriots sign the talented tight end, may consider changing his role
Gesicki pairs with Hunter Henry. The latter hasn’t really worked as a blocker in his NFL career. He really is a vertical threat with great catch radius in the middle of the football field. Let’s not forget the red zone, too. Belichick may be more interested in using Gesicki as a wide receiver.
New England won’t stop changing the roster. They signed wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster in the offseason. Sources reveal that the Patriots may also do an effort to get DeAndre Hopkins and Odell Beckham Jr. They have been linked to these two for a really long time. Now may be the perfect time to add Beckham Jr.
Hunter’s spot may be secure at this point. Jonnu Smith is already out. He wasn’t a good fit for the Patriots and they sent him away. Gesicki joined the team at the right time. He accepted a big challenge and Patriots coaches have high expectations from him. There’s no room for mistakes at this point!