Jakobi Meyers did something in Week 10 of the 2021 NFL season that he had never done before in his NFL career. He caught a touchdown pass.
Meyers, an undrafted free agent signed by the Patriots out of N.C. State in 2019, had logged 131 career receptions for 1,522 yards. He had never scored.
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Finally, in his 39th career game, Meyers was able to find the end zone. His teammates were elated once he hit paydirt against the Browns; Patriots players on the field and the sideline swarmed him in celebration.
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Meyers also got support from teammates who weren’t at the game. Notably, injured running backs Damien Harris and James White congratulated him for his achievement.
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Meyers was bound to get a receiving touchdown eventually. He had come close to scoring on multiple occasions. He caught a 2-point conversion pass earlier in the season and had a 25-yard touchdown catch wiped out by a penalty.
Still, this score will mean a lot to him. Last week against the Panthers, he set an NFL record for most career receiving yards without a touchdown. Ending that drought has to rank highly on his list of accomplishments.