WR Jakobi Meyers explains where he’s developed most since entering NFL

New England Patriots wide receiver Jakobi Meyers has become a focal point of the offense, with team-highs in catches (83) and receiving yards (866) with two touchdowns. He’s come a long way from where he was as an undrafted free agent in 2019.

Meyers has been a security blanket for rookie quarterback Mac Jones. He has already bested his numbers from last season. In his 2020 season, he fully established himself as a top weapon in the New England offense. He caught 59 passes for 729 yards, averaging 12.4 yards per reception.

In his last game against the Buffalo Bills, the wide receiver was a bright spot in what was a difficult day. He caught six passes for 59 yards, averaging 9.8 yards per reception.

Now as he prepares for Saturday night’s game against the Buffalo Bills, he reflected upon how he has improved from year-to-year. He was able to pinpoint a particular area in which he has seen growth, per Adam London of NESN.com.

“I would say being able to play for longer,” Meyers told reporters in a virtual press conference. “I think last year, my first year, I probably had a good couple plays in me and then my level and ability would just diminish as the drives would go on. The longer the drive, the worse I would play. This year I think I did a better job of being ready for the moment at all times. It didn’t matter if it was play eight, play 10, play one, honestly. Just going out there and putting my best performance forward.”

With the Buffalo Bills holding New England to 139 passing yards the last time these two teams met, a good game from Meyers on Saturday could go a long way.

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