New England Patriots wide receiver Tyquan Thornton scored touchdowns by ground and by air in his second NFL game beyond the preseason. But the sudden production has slowed down since that October meeting with the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium.
Thornton stands with four catches over the past four games. He stands with 13 targets over that span while totaling 42 yards. And as his side returned from the bye against the New York Jets, the Baylor product saw the huddle for 17 out of 63 snaps behind veterans Kendrick Bourne, DeVante Parker, Nelson Agholor and Jakobi Meyers — a career low.
But New England’s starting quarterback provided a vote of confidence in the rookie’s development.
“It’s great to have him out there,” Mac Jones told reporters during his Tuesday press conference at Gillette Stadium. “I watched his college film and all that stuff. There’s a