Patriots Receiver Makes Intriguing Agent Change Ahead of Offseason

New England Patriots wide receiver Tyquan Thornton will be a part of the same agency as Kendrick Bourne.

Aug 10, 2023; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; New England Patriots wide receiver Tyquan Thornton
Aug 10, 2023; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; New England Patriots wide receiver Tyquan Thornton / Eric Canha-USA TODAY Sports
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Former second-round pick wide receiver Tyquan Thornton still has a couple of years left before he can become an unrestricted free agent. However, the young wide receiver is already making a change that could impact contract negotiations with the Patriots

Thornton has decided to change agents. He was previously with Agency1, but is now being represented by Disruptive Sports, according to Mike Kadlick of WEEI. 

Kadlick also mentions that current New England Patriots wide receiver Kendrick Bourne is a part of the same agency. Bourne is set to become an unrestricted free agent in March when the new league year begins.

Patriots fans do not have to worry about Thornton’s free agency anytime soon.

Still, the 23-year-old receiver is thinking about his future. The former Baylor wide receiver only played in nine games this season after missing the first five games with an undisclosed shoulder injury he suffered in August during the preseason.

Thornton finished his second year in the NFL with 13 receptions (23 targets) for 91 yards. New England fans hope the young wideout will be healthy and have a breakout year in 2024, as the Patriots could use a couple of game-breakers at the wide receiver spot.

Thornton's rookie contract will see him earn a salary of $1.35 million in 2024 and $1.67 million in 2024, with $577k signing bonuses each year. There are 70 wide receivers in the NFL with a higher annual average value (AAV) on their salaries than Thornton.

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