The Jacksonville Jaguars would add another weapon.
Originally a first-round selection by the Minnesota Vikings in 2013, Cordarelle Patterson is listed as a wide receiver but his value goes beyond that. In his two-year stint in the ‘Windy City’, the Tennesse product hauled in 32 receptions for 215 yards and no touchdowns. However, he was a First-Team All-Pro kick returner in 2019 and is an asset in the return games.
In fact, Patterson achieved a rare milestone last season. He was the first player since at least 1950 to register eight rushing touchdowns, eight receiving touchdowns, and eight kickoff return touchdowns. Back in 2018, he signed a two-year $2 million contract with the Bears and may demand a similar deal this offseason. That’s an affordable amount and one Jacksonville shouldn’t mind investing if he hits the open market.
Jaguars offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell had the same position with the Seattle Seahawks during former wide receiver Percy Harvin’s two-year tenure with the team. In that span, the Florida native became one of the most electrifying players to watch in the NFL and Bevell played a role in maximizing his skill set.
Patterson isn’t in the same level Harvin is. Nevertheless, Bevell could find a way to put him in a position to succeed. The Jaguars’ return game would also get a boost, so it makes sense for them to pursue him.