New England Patriots receiver N’Keel’s agent Harry announced that the 2019 first-round draft pick has requested a trade from the organization.
New England Patriots receiver N’Keel Harry has officially requested a trade as he seeks a change of scenery after experiencing a stutter during his early NFL life.
“Over the past several months, I’ve worked with the Patriots behind the scenes to develop a plan for N’Keal to thrive in New England,” Tucson said.
“He had 86 targets in two seasons, which obviously did not live up to the expectations of the Patriots and N’Kil when they created a dominant weakfield threat that was almost impossible to stop at the moment of attack in college.
“After many conversations with the Patriots, I believe it is time for a fresh start, and it would be better for both sides if N’Kil left before the start of training camp. That is why I informed the Patriots today that I am officially requesting an exchange on behalf of my client.
“N’Keel understands that capability is a key ingredient in manufacturing. He will continue to work hard to develop and improve his skills after missing most of his rookie due to injury. His draft day expectations for an NFL career have not changed. We are confident that success is not far off, and we will persistently pursue it. “
– Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) July 6, 2021
Harry survived a disrupted rookie year in New England as he spent the first two months of the season in reserve with an ankle problem he picked up in training camp, caping him to 12 catches at 105 yards and two touchdowns in seven games.
Hope for success in 2020 ran into another hurdle when Tom Brady’s departure 20 years later paved the way for a new offensive scheme led by Cam Newton. Although Harry managed to show glimpses of progress, he spent the year with only 33 receptions for 309 yards and two scores in 14 games, only nine of which were starting.
The Patriots have sought to expand their reception possibilities during free action by acquiring a new tandem of Johnny Smith and Hunter Henry, and have also signed wide successors Nelson Agholor and Kendrick Bourne to add to 2019 the unconfigured free agent Jacobi Meyers, who led New England with 59 catches. at 729 yards last season.
At first glance, Harry’s chances of declaring himself as the main weapon seemed low, now the questions related to his trade value, who could be in the market for the receiver and, of course, to what extent the Patriots would be willing to part with him.