New England Patriots free agent wide receiver Jacoby Meyers has agreed to a three-year contract with the Las Vegas Raiders worth $33 million, including $21 million guaranteed, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
The move reunited Meyers with Raiders coach Josh McDaniels, who was Meyers’ offensive coordinator with the Patriots in 2019–21.
It also returns Meyers in a drama scene he’s trying to forget from last season. The Raiders had a walk-off win against the Patriots after Meyers attempted a lateral to quarterback Mack Jones, only to have it picked off by Chandler Jones, who returned it 48 yards for the winning touchdown.
Meyers, 26, was an unrestricted free agent for the first time since entering the NFL as an undrafted free agent out of NC State in 2019.
He has played in 60 career NFL regular-season games (39 starts), totaling 235 receptions for 2,758 yards and eight touchdowns. This marked the most career receptions and yards for an undrafted free agent in Patriots history.
Meyers played the 2022 season on a restricted free agent contract worth $3.98 million. He has proven to be an intermediate target in the pass game with outside flex and the ability to stretch defenses on the seam and deep over routes.
His initial contract with the Patriots was a three-year, $1.76 million deal that included a $10,000 signing bonus.
The six-foot-2, 200-pound Meyers, who was recruited to NC State as a quarterback, had only played wide receiver for three seasons when he arrived in New England. Harnessing his old QB skills on trick plays, he has steadily evolved at the position, as he is 4-of-4 for 88 yards with two touchdown passes.
ESPN’s Mike Reiss and Matt Bowen contributed to this report.