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Jakobi Meyers

Jakobi Meyers’ 3 Best Fits In NFL Free Agency

  • Justin Melo
  • March 9, 2023
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New England Patriots free-agent-to-be wide receiver Jakobi Meyers may be the prize possession of what’s perceived to be a weaker class of available pass-catchers. Meyers was terrific in 2022. The focal point of New England’s passing attack, Meyers recorded 67 receptions for 804 receiving yards and a career-high six touchdowns. 

Spotrac projects Meyers to sign a four-year contract worth approximately $50 million. That hefty price tag would pay Meyers $12.5 million annually. The Patriots are equipped with $32.8 million in cap space and should make a valiant effort to retain Meyers. Negotiations won’t be a straightforward process, however.

We’ve identified three potential landing spots for Jakobi Meyers should he depart New England.


The Titans have added a plethora of former Patriots since Mike Vrabel became the head coach in 2018. That list includes Dion Lewis, Logan Ryan, and Malcolm Butler, among various others. Ex-general manager Jon Robinson was a driving force behind that strategy, but Vrabel still possesses obvious connections to the Patriots franchise.

The Titans have cleared an abundance of cap space by releasing underperforming veterans, including wide receiver Robert Woods. New general manager Ran Carthon has nearly $25 million in cap space to work with. Tennessee badly needs an immediate contributor at receiver to pair with the ascending Treylon Burks. The Titans have a really young group of pass-catchers that also features Chigoziem Okonkwo and Kyle Philips. Adding a productive, savvy veteran like Meyers is a necessity whether it’s Ryan Tannehill, Malik Willis, or somebody else under center in 2023.


Raiders head coach Josh McDaniels served as Meyers’ offensive coordinator with the Patriots in 2021. The results? Career-highs in receptions (83) and receiving yards (866) for Meyers. McDaniels would welcome another opportunity to coach Meyers in Vegas. Meyers would encounter a ton of familiar faces, including current offensive coordinator Mick Lombardi.

Raiders general manager Dave Ziegler worked in New England’s pro personnel department when the Patriots signed Meyers as an undrafted free agent in 2019. The Raiders have been linked to trading away tight end Darren Waller. They’ll need another pass-catcher to pair with Davante Adams and Hunter Renfrow if that move comes to fruition. Meyers would address their need behind Adams.


Giants general manager Joe Schoen took care of his priorities by signing quarterback Daniel Jones to a four-year extension worth $160 million. Schoen also applied the franchise tag to superstar running back Saquon Barkley. Jones’ extension lowered his 2023 cap hit to $19 million, which is $13 million less than the $32 million it would’ve been had the Giants tagged Jones.

Structuring Jones’ deal in such a shrewd manner should allow the Giants to be mini-players in unrestricted free agency. Schoen’s attention now shifts towards surrounding Jones and Barkley with more offensive playmakers. A multi-year deal for Meyers could carry a cap hit of under $10 million in 2023. Releasing Kenny Golladay will save somewhere between $6.7 and $13.5 million whether it’s a pre-or-post June-1st designation. Meyers would immediately become the Giants’ No. 1 receiver.