4 Patriots Fighting For Their Jobs After Free Agency

These four Patriots have difficult roads ahead to starting roles.

Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports
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Tyquan Thornton, WR

Another wide receiver that the Patriots had a lot of hope for but didn't show anything during his time in Foxborough is Tyquan Thornton. The former second-round pick of the Patriots was almost invisible last season, playing in only nine games and registering 13 catches for 91 yards without a score.

Thornton has six drops in 22 games in his career, 51.5 catch%, and 62.0 and 65.7 passer ratings when targeted in back-to-back years.

He likely starts the season as WR5 on the depth chart. If the Patriots target a wideout in the 2024 NFL Draft, and they probably should with one of their mid-round picks, Thornton could fall farther in the hierarchy. He desperately needs to show more in his third year to warrant continuing investment in him.