Jakobi Meyers Admits Harsh Truth About Infamous Patriots Blunder

Former New England wide receiver Jakobi Meyers acknowledges notorious mishap still bothers him.

Jan 1, 2023; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; New England Patriots wide receiver Jakobi Meyers (16)
Jan 1, 2023; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; New England Patriots wide receiver Jakobi Meyers (16) / Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports
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Wide receiver Jakobi Meyers has been fighting since he came into the league. Meyers went to NC State and signed with the Patriots as an undrafted free agent in 2019. The 27-year-old quickly emerged as a consistent pass-catcher for New England.

Despite all the positive things that Meyers has done, there is one massive blunder that sits in the memory of Patriot fans. In a Week 15 battle against his current team, the Las Vegas Raiders, the then-Patriots receiver made a huge mistake.

The game was tied 24-24 and New England ran one last play in regulation. Meyers threw a lateral pass in hopes of a miraculous play but instead, the pass landed perfectly in the hands of defensive end Chandler Jones, who took it 48 yards for the game-winning touchdown.

This was certainly one of the biggest mishaps in Patriots' history, especially under Bill Belichick. In an interview on 98.5 The Sports Hub's “Felger and Mazz” program on Monday, Meyers talked about the infamous moment.

Meyers said, "It low key haunts me but in a good way. I know it won’t happen again.” The NC State product definitely learned from this situation and sounds like he won't make another blunder like this.

Meyers then added he doesn't think the play hindered his contract talks with New England. He said,"I did way more for that team than I did to hurt them, if that makes sense."

Across four seasons in New England, Meyers snagged 235 receptions for 2,758 receiving yards, and eight touchdowns.

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