Jakobi Meyers at Patriots minicamp without a contract, hopes to sign long-term deal

NFL: JUN 08 New England Patriots Minicamp
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Patriots wide receiver Jakobi Meyers is not actually under contract at the moment, having not signed the restricted free agent tender the team put on him in March. But he hopes to sign a long-term deal in New England.

Meyers, who has participated in the Patriots’ minicamp and voluntary Organized Team Activities without a contract, said he wants to spend the prime of his career with the team.

“Who wouldn’t, honestly?” Meyers said, via the Boston Herald. “It’s a great place to be. The guys in the locker room — I’ve learned more about being a man just from them than probably my whole life. It’s just been great to be around those guys. It’s a great city to be in. I’m happy here.”

Meyers says his focus is entirely on football and he’s letting his agent work on the contract situation.

“I talked to my agent and I was just like, ‘Whatever you’ve got to do. That’s why you get paid the big bucks. I’m going to try to do what I do best,’” Meyers said. “So I kind of put it all on his plate, just trusting him, trusting the coaches, trusting the front office, you know what I mean? And now that I’m pretty much wrapped up here, I guess I’ll go back home and figure out what’s best for me.”

After signing with the Patriots as an undrafted free agent in 2019, Meyers has steadily increased his role in the offense, and last year he led the team with 83 catches and 866 yards. He hopes to remain their top receiver for many more years.

12 responses to “Jakobi Meyers at Patriots minicamp without a contract, hopes to sign long-term deal

  1. He’s a 1000 yard possession WR with 6 TD potential per year, so my guess is they sign him since he was quite a find out of NC State in the good 2019 draft with Damien Harris and All Pro punter, Jake Bailey.

    We’ll see if the Winowich for Mack Wilson swap leads to something.

  2. Great kid greater story, but I just don’t honestly see him getting a long term deal unless it’s for peanuts compared to what many WR’s are getting….. he’s a great possession receiver & can move chains by finding holes in opposing D’s, but his ability to be explosive after the catch are near ZERO…. Most receptions last year with least amount of YAC or TD’s to go along with that stat…. 2-3 million a year MAX….However, I’d either let him pla on his tender this year & see if he can improve on those issues, or rescind his tender & gain 4 million in cap space, & put more explosive players out there that opposing D’s will have to respect & will stop teams from stacking the box which in turn will open things up more for running the ball……as O said, I like the kid but he’s not what we need on the field in today’s NFL UNLESS, he can VASTLY IMPROVE his weaknesses…..

  3. kissbillsrings says:
    June 9, 2022 at 4:25 pm
    Great kid greater story, but I just don’t honestly see him getting a long term deal unless it’s for peanuts compared to what many WR’s are getting….. he’s a great possession receiver & can move chains by finding holes in opposing D’s, but his ability to be explosive after the catch are near ZERO…. Most receptions last year with least amount of YAC or TD’s to go along with that stat…. 2-3 million a year MAX….However, I’d either let him pla on his tender this year & see if he can improve on those issues, or rescind his tender & gain 4 million in cap space, & put more explosive players out there that opposing D’s will have to respect & will stop teams from stacking the box which in turn will open things up more for running the ball……as O said, I like the kid but he’s not what we need on the field in today’s NFL UNLESS, he can VASTLY IMPROVE his weaknesses…..

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    I heard the same thing about Troy Brown, Welker and eventually Edelman. Not big enough, fast enough, not enough TDs, etc.

    He doesn’t have any weaknesses in that role. Great route running, hands, etc. Exactly what you want in the middle. That’s what the role calls for.

    Smart, too.

    Slam dunk extension. He’s not only earned it, he’s the best WR they have developed since Edelman or Malcolm Mitchell. You don’t walk away from an in-house WR hit like that.

    It could be Tre Nixon is up next as well. Makes no sense to thin out what could be a strength for years to come.

    Good grief, go back to the Madden video games.

    Try again.

  4. He was Mac’s security blanket last year. They should keep him.

  5. clubpiscopo says:
    June 9, 2022 at 5:13 pm
    Barely average at best. Another WR dud for the Patriots. Shocking.

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    The last time NE had 2 1000 yard WRs was in 2009 with Moss and Welker.

    NE had 2 800+ yd WRs last year with a rookie QB playing with each NEW WR for the first time. Brady didn’t even do it with Brown/Branch/Givens at any time from 2002, 2003 or 2004.

    LOL

    Mac Jones>Brady to start his career.

  6. Most receptions with least amount of YAC or TD.

    ++++++++++++++

    Didn’t I tell you all LAST YEAR that “Without Brady, there will be no more ‘easy’ throws and ‘easy’ plays”?

    The system worked because Brady was able to see soft spots a little earlier and a little quicker, which gave Troy Brown, Deion Branch, Wes Welker, Julian Edelman, James White the spaces to gain YAC.

    With it, Brady could afford throwing 2 yards on 1st and 10, throwing 5 yard on 3rd and 7. That is why he was able to score average 3 to 10 more points in 2001 than Bledsoe did, which turned Patriots around. You put the same designs and schemes with any other QB, they wouldn’t be able to score enough to win.

  7. Lol… Brady made scrub WR look all pro. Who’s gonna do it now? Jones? Haha

  8. Most receptions with least amount of YAC or TD.

    ++++++++++++++

    Didn’t I tell you all LAST YEAR that “Without Brady, there will be no more ‘easy’ throws and ‘easy’ plays”?

    The system worked because Brady was able to see soft spots a little earlier and a little quicker, which gave Troy Brown, Deion Branch, Wes Welker, Julian Edelman, James White the spaces to gain YAC.

    With it, Brady could afford throwing 2 yards on 1st and 10, throwing 5 yard on 3rd and 7. That is why he was able to score average 3 to 10 more points in 2001 than Bledsoe did, which turned Patriots around. You put the same design and schemes with any other QB, they wouldn’t be able to score enough to win.

  9. Good lord don’t lose the best receiver you have. The offense has been an issue for years.

  10. Brady couldn’t make Jakobi Meyers looked all pro. Brady system was exposed in 2019 and ended with a pick 6 to Logan Ryan.

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