Recent New England Patriots rumors involve wide receiver Danny Amendola, who could receive a pretty solid payday in free agency.
New England Patriots rumors have been picking up in recent days with NFL Free Agency about to begin. A lot of attention has been given to running back, Dion Lewis. Lewis is reportedly drawing interest from multiple teams. The same can be said for his offensive teammate, wide receiver, Danny Amendola.
Recent rumors involving Amendola give the same impression that Lewis rumors have; the Patriots are going to have to pay up to retain their free agents.
According to Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald, the free agent market for Amendola is unfolding favorably. Favorably, in terms of the amount of money that he could earn.
According to Howe, it would not be a surprise to see Amendola earn between $3-5 million per season on his next contract. That would be a very lucrative contract for Amendola, who has made over $3 million in a season just once in his career. That, coincidentally, occurred in his first season with the Patriots.
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Receiving a contract offer for that amount is not crazy to imagine. While Amendola has battled injuries, he guts it out often for his team and is productive when it matters most. For example, under the bright lights of the postseason.
Amendola turns his level up big time once the postseason begins. In 13 postseason games with New England, Amendola has caught 57 passes for 709 yards and six touchdowns. He has converted 35 of those 57 receptions for first downs. In this year’s postseason, Amendola was great, catching 26 passes for 348 yards and two touchdowns.
That production alone could land Amendola $3-5 million. Turning down a lucrative contract is something that is tough to envision Amendola doing.
He has taken a pay cut in three consecutive seasons to remain with the Patriots, totaling $10 million dollars. Amendola could look to cash in this offseason in what could be his last chance to land a multi-year deal.
However, taking those pay cuts shows just how much he wanted to stay in New England. How much he wants to remain in New England will be tested. In addition to his outstanding postseason performance, Amendola is also coming off arguably his best regular season with the Patriots.