The Arizona Cardinals lost another wide receiver option, as Jordan Matthews has signed with the New England Patriots.
Patriots are signing former Bills’ WR Jordan Matthews to a one-year deal, per source. Healthy now, so could be a real factor.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 6, 2018
This is another signing that frustrates non-Patriots… or I guess NFL fans outside of New England.
Like all Patriots signings, Jordan Matthews will either be such a bargain that we can’t believe the Patriots got him for so cheap OR he won’t make the team.— Bill Barnwell (@billbarnwell) April 6, 2018
It’s one of those deals where the Patriots either get a great player for cheap or they just move on like the signing never happened.
This is now the New England Patriots wide receiver depth chart:
Once the numbers come out, you will always wonder if the Cardinals could have matched or beat it and of course if Matthews play well, it will be lamented heavily if the Cardinals don’t get much out of their receiving corps.
But, this seems like one of those times when a player was willing to take less money for a likely great team, rather than a modest deal from a team that may just be average.
Will the Cardinals regret not offering more to Matthews?