Davante Adams accuses Patriots of losing Jakobi Meyers
Jakobi Meyers is hitting the bottom operating at Raiders OTAs, and Davante Adams has gone in on the Patriots for losing the abilities of his new teammate.
It went on so lengthy, it was nearly humorous. Jakobi Meyers didn’t catch his first NFL landing till solidly into his third season (2021, Week 10). His scoring fortunes corrected a bit final 12 months, with six touchdowns over 14 video games in what can be his final season with the New England Patriots.
With a tie to move coach Josh McDaniels, the previous Patriots’ offensive coordinator in fact, Meyers acquired a reasonably wholesome free agent contract from the Las Vegas Raiders this offseason (three years, $33 million). There he’ll line up reverse Davante Adams, top-of-the-line large receivers within the NFL and final 12 months’s league chief in receiving touchdowns (14).
The Patriots have lengthy struggled to search out constant manufacturing from the large receiver place. Meyers topped 700 yards in every of the final three seasons, with catch totals of 59, 83 and 67 in these seasons. But, they let him go.
Davante Adams suggests the Patriots wasted Jakobi Meyers’ expertise
After the Raiders’ first OTA follow that was open to the media, by way of Case Keefer of The Las Vegas Sun, Adams referred to as out the Patriots for losing Meyers’ skills.
I didn’t see him featured as a lot as possibly he ought to have been primarily based on what I noticed when [the Patriots] got here right here and we practiced towards them [last summer], and thus far what I’ve seen from him now. He’s a professional. He’s acquired a variety of instruments on the sector, and the best way he thinks in regards to the sport as a comparatively younger participant is spectacular to me, so I’m excited to work alongside him.”
Meyers went from an undrafted free agent in 2019 to a key cog for the Patriots during the last three seasons. He appears to be like like an ideal complement to Adams with the Raiders, and an ideal match with the not-so aggressive type of quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (assuming Garoppolo is healthy enough to play) as a short-area goal maven.