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Raiders To Sign Former Patriots Wide Receiver To Three-Year Deal, per Report
By Milo Taibi,
GM Dave Ziegler is crafting a new-look Las Vegas Raiders for the coming season.
Las Vegas is set to acquire Jimmy Garoppolo and has reportedly dealt Darren Waller to the New York Giants. In a move to further transform the team's offense, former New England Patriot Jakobi Meyers will sign a three-year deal.
"The Raiders are signing Patriots FA WR Jakobi Meyers to a 3-year deal with $33M with $21M guaranteed," Rapoport reported.
"Another NE-Las Vegas tie-in, and a weapon for Jimmy Garoppolo. The deal was negotiated by Drew Rosenhaus and Robert Bailey."
A product of NC State, Meyers had spent the entirety of his four-season career under Bill Belichick. He had earned just over $6 million combined to this point in his career, so his reported deal with Las Vegas will be life-changing money for the 26-year-old.
Meyers received fewer targets and receptions in 2022 than he had in the previous season. Still, he was able to do more with less, finding the end zone a career-high six times.
The loss of Meyers is one that has some Pats fans scratching their heads.
"It’s wild to me that the Patriots gave Nelson Agholor a 2-year/$26 million contract but couldn’t offer Jakobi Meyers 3-year/$33 million contract. What are we doing," one fan lamented .