As a first-round pick in 2019, N’Keal Harry came to New England with high expectations that have not been met in his three seasons with the team.
The start of the season could mark the end of Harry’s tenure as a Patriot. According to Mike Reiss at ESPN.com, the team’s acquisition of DeVante Parker over the weekend “likely means the end of the road” for Harry in Foxboro.
After showing flashes of productivity with two touchdowns in seven games in 2019, Harry struggled over the last two seasons to stay on the field and add value in the passing game. The 24-year-old will look for another shot to produce in the NFL down the road.
Harry requested a trade before the 2021 season, but ultimately remained with the Patriots through the full season. His future in the NFL will have questions about when and where he can continue to play.
FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS - DECEMBER 08: N'Keal Harry #15 of the New England Patriots dives for the end zone pylon during the fourth quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs in the game at Gillette Stadium on December 08, 2019 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Harry was ruled out of bounds at the 3-yard line. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)
FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS - NOVEMBER 24: N'Keal Harry #15 of the New England Patriots celebrates scoring a touchdown during the first quarter against the Dallas Cowboys in the game at Gillette Stadium on November 24, 2019 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Kathryn Riley/Getty Images)
Dec 6, 2021; Orchard Park, New York, USA; New England Patriots wide receiver N'Keal Harry (1) prior to the game against the Buffalo Bills at Highmark Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports