Lengthy-time NFL huge receiver and return specialist, Cordarrelle Patterson, is visiting with the Atlanta Falcons and is anticipated to signal with them within the coming days. Nonetheless, 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 a number of Statue of Liberty emojis.
— Kyle Rudolph (@KyleRudolph) April 14, 2021
Patterson started his profession with the Minnesota Vikings as a primary spherical decide within the 2013 NFL draft and was named a first-team All-Professional 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 Decide and gained a Tremendous 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, Decide had nothing however good issues to say in regards to the 30-year-old.
“Patterson is likely one of the greatest to ever play the sport as a kick returner. Merely put, this man is somebody that you just’ll examine in historical past books. Once you play towards this man, everyone on the sector higher pay attention to the place he’s at, whether or not that’s offense or on particular groups,” Decide advised reporters on the time.
“He’s executed an incredible job overlaying kicks. I’ve had private expertise with CP from my days elsewhere. He’s only a pleasure to teach, he’s a enjoyable competitor to be round. He’s simply 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 associate with 1,017 speeding 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 advised, Patterson has been named a first-team All-Professional 4 occasions and a second-team All-Professional two occasions. As well as, he was named to the NFL’s 2010s All-Decade Crew and has appeared in 4 Professional Bowls.
Patterson’s eight kickoff returns for touchdowns is tied for the NFL’s all-time lead.
Whereas Patterson would have been a pleasant addition for the Giants, it doesn’t seem that was ever within the playing cards.