Mar 14, 2023
The Las Vegas Raiders added another offensive piece after reportedly agreeing to a three-year, $33 million deal with former New England Patriots receiver Jakobi Meyers, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. The deal also reportedly comes with $21 million guaranteed.
Meyers will reunite with former Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, now the head coach for the Raiders. The move also gives new Raiders quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo another weapon on an already-loaded skill position group with wideouts Davante Adams and Hunter Renfrow and running back Josh Jacobs.
It'll be a full-circle moment for Meyers, who threw the errant lateral pass that Raiders edge rusher Chandler Jones caught and returned for a game-winning touchdown in Week 15. The move didn't really affect the Raiders' season, but it completely altered the Patriots' chances to make the playoffs last season. After the game, Meyers said he was "trying to do too much and trying to be a hero" while Patriots head coach Bill Belichick simply noted "we made a mistake."
Source: Yahoo Sports