Long-time NFL broad receiver and return specialist, Cordarrelle Patterson, is visiting with the Atlanta Falcons and is anticipated to signal with them within the coming days. However, that didn’t cease tight finish Kyle Rudolph from making an attempt to recruit him to the New York Giants.
Shortly after Patterson tweeted a goodbye message to the Chicago Bears, Rudolph hit him with just a few Statue of Liberty emojis.
— Kyle Rudolph (@KyleRudolph) April 14, 2021
Patterson started his profession with the Minnesota Vikings as a primary spherical choose within the 2013 NFL draft and was named a first-team All-Pro as a rookie. From there, he moved on to Oakland in 2017 earlier than touchdown with the New England Patriots in 2018 the place he performed underneath Joe Judge and received a Super Bowl. Patterson signed on with the Chicago Bears in 2019.
When the Giants and Bears squared off in Week 2 of the 2020 common season, Judge had nothing however good issues to say concerning the 30-year-old.
“Patterson is one of the best to ever play the game as a kick returner. Simply put, this guy is someone that you’ll read about in history books. When you play against this guy, everybody on the field better be aware of where he’s at, whether that’s offense or on special teams,” Judge informed reporters on the time.
“He’s done a tremendous job covering kicks. I’ve had personal experience with CP from my days somewhere else. He’s just a pleasure to coach, he’s a fun competitor to be around. He’s just good for the locker room.”
In 127 profession video games (36 begins), Patterson has hauled in 216 receptions for two,087 yards and 10 touchdowns to go together with 1,017 dashing yards and eight touchdowns on 167 carries (6.1 ypc). He’s additionally returned 239 kickoffs for 7,118 yards and eight touchdowns, and one punt for 9 yards.
All informed, Patterson has been named a first-team All-Pro 4 instances and a second-team All-Pro two instances. In addition, he was named to the NFL’s 2010s All-Decade Team and has appeared in 4 Pro Bowls.
Patterson’s eight kickoff returns for touchdowns is tied for the NFL’s all-time lead.
While Patterson would have been a pleasant addition for the Giants, it doesn’t seem that was ever within the playing cards.