Jakobi Meyers generating buzz among 2023 WR free agents
New England Patriots wide receiver Jakobi Meyers is going to be a free agent this offseason.
Meyers, along with several others, will be part of some of the difficult decisions the Patriots organization will have to make. Some of this is due to the interest Meyers could get on the open market. The wide receiver recently made the cut for ESPN’s Top 50 free agents.
He caught 67 passes for 840 yards and six touchdowns in 2022. The former undrafted free agent has made quite a name for himself, catching 235 passes for 2,758 yards and eight touchdowns in a career that has spanned four seasons.
Meyers is part of a free agent wide receivers group that also includes Juju Smith-Schuster, D. J. Chark, Marvin Jones, and Randall Cobb. ESPN’s Matt Bowen ranked Meyers as his top receiver on the list.
“A nuanced route runner with strong hands and a 6-foot-2 frame, Meyers caught 47 of his 67 targets on throws inside the numbers this season, setting a career high with six touchdowns. He’s an intermediate target in the pass game with outside flex, and he has the ability to stretch defenses on seams and deep over routes. A former undrafted free agent, Meyers emerged as New England’s No. 1 option over the past two seasons. He could get a chance to cash in this spring.”
It will be intriguing to see Meyers’ market value, as the Patriots look to revamp their wide receiver unit. New England is projected to have a little over $34 million in cap space, per PatsCap’s Miguel Benzan. Time will tell how the money ultimately ends up being used.
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