Patriots still interested in re-signing Phillip Dorsett
The New England Patriots are still interested in re-signing wide-receiver Phillip Dorsett. However, he apparently has a bunch of offers from other teams.
Per Mark Daniels of the Providence Journal, Dorsett is still deciding if he’ll re-sign with the Patriots or move to another team.
The Patriots are still showing interest in Phillip Dorsett, per source. Dorsett currently has multiple offers and is weighing his options.
— Mark Daniels (@MarkDanielsPJ) March 19, 2020
Just a few days ago, the 27-year-old shared that the New York Jets, Seattle Seahawks, Los Angeles Rams, San Francisco 49ers, and the Las Vegas Raiders have all vested interest in availing his services. He noted that at this point in his career, he just wants to play and develop as a player.
Just got off the phone with impending FA WR Phillip Dorsett. He told me, teams showing preliminary interest in him include the #NYJ, #SEA, #LAC, #SF, #LVR. He said, "I just want to come in and have a great opportunity to play and showcase how I can really flourish as a player."
— ig: josinaanderson (@JosinaAnderson) March 16, 2020
To recall, Dorsett was a first-round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. While he has done fairly well in five years as a pro, analysts say that he hasn’t lived up to expectations.
His best year came in 2015 when he was a member of the Indianapolis Colts. He played in 15 games (including a career-high seven starts) where he tallied 33 receptions for 528 yards and two touchdowns.
Come 2016, he was swapped to the Patriots for quarterback Jacoby Brissett. In his three years with the squad, he has logged in 73 receptions for 881 yards and 8 touchdowns.
While Dorsett’s number’s don’t scream at you, they are still relatively decent numbers and could help any team. Especially the Patriots, who have struggled to find a reliable wide receiver over the last few years.
But with other teams looking to lock in Dorsett, how will the offseason pan out for the Patriots after losing Tom Brady?