Jordan Matthews will be playing for his third team in three season the next time he takes the field. But he’ll be doing so with the best quarterback he’s ever played with.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Matthews will be joining the New England Patriots next year on a one-year deal, meaning he will be playing with Tom Brady. Matthews spent the past season with the Buffalo Bills after being traded from the Philadelphia Eagles prior to the start of the season.
Matthews is Vanderbilt’s all-time leading receiver but he struggled in the NFL for the first time this past season. Matthews only played in 10 games last year due to injuries. He also had a career low in catches, receiving yards and touchdowns last season. But in his time with the Eagles, Matthews had at least 800 receiving yards and 65-catches in all three seasons.
Schefter added that Matthews is healthy, which should be good news for the Patriots.
The Patriots recently traded away Brandin Cooks for a first round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. The Patriots also saw wide receiver Danny Amendola leave in free agency, meaning that Matthews should have plenty of opportunities with the Patriots next season.
New England has played in the last two Super Bowls and has made the playoffs every year since the 2008-09 season. Matthews will be a solid addition to the Patriots’ high-powered offense.