2019 first-round pick N’Keal Harry has requested a trade from the Patriots, as stated in a statement by his agent Jamal Tooson.
“For the past several months, I have been working in cooperation with the Patriots behind the scenes to put a plan in place to allow N’Keal to thrive in New England,” his agent Jamal Tooson stated.
“Through two seasons, he has 86 targets, which obviously hasn’t met the expectations the Patriots and N’Keal had when they drafted a dominant downfield threat who was virtually unstoppable at the point of attack in college,” he continued. “Following numerous conversations with the Patriots, I believe it’s time for a fresh start and best for both parties if N’Keal moves on before the start of training camp. That is why I have informed the Patriots today I am formally requesting a trade on behalf of my client.”
Through two seasons, the former first-rounder hasn’t lived up to the hype, as he has just 414 yards recorded through his 21 games and 86 catches. His first season he appeared in just seven games due to injury.
“N’Keal understands a key ingredient to production is opportunity,” his agent later stated. “He will continue to work hard to develop and refine his craft after missing a large portion of his rookie year to injury. His draft-day expectations for his NFL career have not changed. We are confident success is just around the corner for him and will aggressively pursue it.”
With a boatload of depth now in the receiving core after an eventful offseason, there is almost no room for Harry.