Patriots Advised to Add Veteran Free-Agent Speedster

Getty Ted Ginn Jr.

The Chicago Bears recently released veteran speedster Ted Ginn Jr. The New England Patriots have a void at the position and some are already calling for the team to reunite Cam Newton with Ginn, whom he played with for the Carolina Panthers.

Follow the Heavy on Patriots Facebook page for the latest breaking news, rumors, and content!

Patriots ‘Should Give Ginn a Look’

View this post on Instagram

Should the Patriots still be on the lookout for WR help? If so, an old Cam Newton target from his days in Carolina just became available. the #Bears released Ted Ginn Jr. Thoughts? #Patriots #NewEnglandPatriots #CamNewton #StephonGilmore #DevinMcCourty #JasonMcCourty #JoshMcDaniels #JCJackson #LawrenceGuy #ChaseWinovich #JoshUche #KyleDugger #JoeThuney #JamesWhite #DamienHarris #JarrettStidham #AdamButler #JJTaylor #DevinAsiasi #DaltonKeene #JulianEdelman #NKealHarry #GunnerOlszewski #DavidAndrews #BillBelichick #isaiahzuber #MasonKinsey #AFC #NFL

A post shared by Pats Nation 365 (@pats_nation_365) on Nov 4, 2020 at 8:26am PST

The Bears initially demoted Ginn from his spot as a return man and turned to the recently signed Dwayne Harris for the role. Days later, the team pulled the trigger on releasing Ginn.

Ginn, 35, played in six games this season. He had three receptions for 40 yards and no touchdowns. As a return man, he’d be ineffective with five attempts for just 24 yards.

Despite limited production, Believe in Boston Sports’ Twitter account asked for the veteran to land with the Patriots.

Ginn’s Stats and Skill Set

In Ginn’s career, he has always been able to stretch the field and command defense’s respect with his speed. In addition to using his speed as a receiver, he’s also been a top-notch return man with seven touchdowns in that role.

Does Ginn Have Anything Left?

The big question for Ginn is: how much does he have left in the tank? At 35, it’s clear he’s not the same speed merchant he once was, and the tape from Chicago doesn’t suggest he can be a game-changer.

That said, I believe he’s still worth a look for the Patriots who are sorely lacking experienced receivers. Ginn still has the ability to find open spots in zones and drawing some attention on go routes. That’s more than can be said for most guys on the team’s roster.

Also Read:

Comment Here
Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x