New England Patriots

ATLANTA, GEORGIA - JANUARY 31: Cordarrelle Patterson of the New England Patriots speaks to the media during the New England Patriots Super Bowl LIII media availability at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta on January 31, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

By Matt Dolloff, 985TheSportsHub.com

If Cordarrelle Patterson does appreciate his time with the Patriots last season, which culminated with a Super Bowl championship, he sure has an interesting way of expressing it.

Patterson did a quick interview at a recent Massachusetts Pirates arena football game (h/t NBC Sports Boston’s Darren Hartwell) and was asked what it’s like to be a champion after winning Super Bowl LIII with the Patriots. He essentially said that 2018 is behind him and he’s now focused on playing for the Chicago Bears, where he signed a two-year deal in March. But the way he led off the comment might raise some eyebrows.

“Honestly, that Super Bowl don’t mean [expletive] to me, because I’m in a new world right now, I’m on a new team, so it’s a new opportunity for me to bring my legacy and live on to another team. So whatever happened last year in the past, that’s in the past. I’m trying to just move forward.”

I’m not big on expecting ex-Patriots to constantly bend the knee and swear fealty to the altar of Tom Brady and Bill Belichick. But Patterson’s lone season with the Patriots was by far the closest he ever came to making the Super Bowl in the first place, let alone win it. And despite being essentially the same player he always was in his career with Brady throwing him the ball, Patterson still parlayed the season into a new contract with Chicago.

Hopefully the Super Bowl means more to him than he’s letting on, or it means something to him eventually. Because he may never get back there again.

Matt Dolloff is a digital producer for 985TheSportsHub.com. Any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of 98.5 The Sports Hub, Beasley Media Group, or any subsidiaries. Have a news tip, question, or comment for Matt? Follow him on Twitter @mattdolloff or email him at matthew.dolloff@bbgi.com.