Report: Jordan Matthews got $170K guaranteed from Patriots

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Wide receiver Jordan Matthews will be trying to show he can stay healthy and produce on the field during the 2018 season and the contract he signed with the Patriots reflects that position.

Matthews signed a one-year deal with the Patriots last week and Albert Breer of SI.com reports that the deal is worth $1 million with another $700,000 available in incentives. Of that money, just $170,000 is guaranteed to Matthews.

That money suggests Matthews is anything but a sure thing to make the roster this year. Julian Edelman, Chris Hogan, Malcolm Mitchell, Phillip Dorsett, Kenny Britt and special teams ace Matthew Slater return from last season while Cordarrelle Patterson has also joined the team this offseason.

If Matthews does make the team and is healthy, playing with Tom Brady in New England should offer Matthews a good chance to position himself for a bigger deal next offseason.

23 responses to “Report: Jordan Matthews got $170K guaranteed from Patriots

  1. The Bills have no wide receivers… like literally no wide receivers… and they couldn’t bring him back for relative peanuts? hhhhhhhhhhhmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

  2. Wow. I was actually a bit upset that the Eagles traded him. I didn’t think NA had what it took to be a starter. Wrong. Wish this guy well.

  3. I can’t believe he’s fallen this far in just a few short years. He was an excellent slot receiver for the Eagles, but thought he was worth top receiver money. Then this last year was a total disaster.

    I think he’s still a good receiver, but he’s in complete “prove-it” mode now. Good luck to him. God bless.

  4. Wow, making a serious bet on himself. Part of me thinks that’s a dumb move given that he had a contract offer elsewhere, but a bigger part of me respects him for it.

  5. Great guy, teammate. Too slow to play on the outside, has below average hands. Wish him the best, few work harder.

  6. Never mind Matthews, is it just me or beyond Edelman and maybe Hogan, is that the biggest bunch of has-been’s and never were’s you’ve seen as a receivers groups?

  7. dchetz says:
    April 9, 2018 at 12:03 pm

    The Bills have no wide receivers… like literally no wide receivers… and they couldn’t bring him back for relative peanuts? hhhhhhhhhhhmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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    What does the #JillsMafia have to say about Robert Woods wasting away in Buff until he gets to LA and blossoms into a beast WR?
    Losing him has got to sting a bit

  8. bluenose1965 says:
    April 9, 2018 at 12:42 pm
    Never mind Matthews, is it just me or beyond Edelman and maybe Hogan, is that the biggest bunch of has-been’s and never were’s you’ve seen as a receivers groups?

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    Malcom Mitchell is an excellent receiver. Slater and Patterson will be special teams guys. As for Britt, maybe BB can make something out of him….if not, he will be cut before the start of the season. Dorsett has plenty of speed but sadly he was groomed by the Colts. It will take a while for BB to wash that stench away

  9. .
    Matthews is betting on himself. He figures if he has a big season with Brady and gets playoff exposure, then he’ll be in line for a big payday next year. After his lost season in Buffalo, he was selling himself at a low point in his career.
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  10. I find it a bit odd that Arizona was the only other team to even offer this kid a contract and that wasn’t even much.
    I was interested in him possibly signing with Green Bay, but when he left town without even an offer I figured something was up.
    I seriously wonder how he’s doing health wise to generate so little interest around the league.

  11. Got to be a health reason he’s not sought. Above average slot receiver who works his tail off.

  12. I don’t always agree with most comments Patriot fans post, but I absolutely agree with nhpats on the one he posted on this article.

  13. He said he chose the Patriots to play with Brady. At least he can tell his grandchildren that he played with a legend. If he plays well this year he can go on to other teams next to make more money. The Patriots always makes do with average players and play up their strengths.

  14. I don’t think it’s that he “can’t” catch the ball… it’s just that he presses and “doesn’t” catch the ball.

  15. tylawspick6 says:
    April 9, 2018 at 12:49 pm
    great signing…bb at it again..the kid said he wanted to play with brady

    smart guy

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    Cap hell coming!!!

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