After a fleet of receivers moved throughout the AFC this offseason, the Patriots finally found their own upgrade at the position with a rare inter-division trade, acquiring DeVante Parker and a 2022 fifth-round pick from the Miami Dolphins in exchange for a 2023 third-round pick. Parker and his new teammates were quick to react to the big news.
Mac Jones took to Twitter to welcome Parker to Foxboro and interact with his new receiver.
Let’s go!! Welcome to NEP! @DeVanteParker11 👀— Mac Jones (@MacJones_10) April 2, 2022
Let’s get it big dawg. LFG!!! https://t.co/95lQfbaqHf— DeVante Parker (@DeVanteParker11) April 2, 2022
Parker also took to social media to thank Miami for his seven seasons with the Dolphins.
Parker comes to New England after injuries limited his production over the last two seasons. If the Patriots can keep him healthy, he has the potential to return to his 2019 self, when he hauled in 72 passes for 1,202 yards and nine touchdowns.
The 6-foot-3 receiver has two years and up to $12.55 million cash remaining on his contract before hitting free agency in 2024, per Spotrac.
Parker is no stranger to a big performance at Gillette Stadium, where he caught eight passes for 137 yards when the Dolphins infamously defeated the Patriots 27-24 in week 17 of the 2019 season. The loss ultimately cost New England a first-round bye in the playoffs.
The 29-year-old Parker adds a high upside addition to the outside receiving corps. And it seems like Parker himself is excited to call Foxboro home.
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