Months after losing to the New York Giants yet again in the Super Bowl where they lost 21-17, the New England Patriots who were criticized for not having a deep threat wide receiver in their system almost had to acquire one this off-season. However they had to be more careful this off-season as they didn’t want to make the same mistake they did last season when they acquired wide receiver Chad Ochocinco, who had his worst season of his career with the Patriots last season (15 receptions, 276 yards, and one touchdown).
So with not even a week into free agency the New England Patriots did what most were waiting for as they signed a deep threat wide receiver, Brandon Lloyd. Lloyd, who was traded from the Denver Broncos to the St. Louis Rams last season, caught 51 passes for 683 yards and five touchdowns in just the 11 games that he was with the Rams last year.
As for his overall career, Lloyd has played with five teams before currently joining the New England Patriots (San Francisco 49ers, Washington Redskins, Chicago Bears, Denver Broncos, and the St. Louis Rams) and besides the Washington Redskins he contributed very well to all of the teams that he was apart of, including in 2010 where he lead the league in receiving yards with 1,448 yards. Also in that career season that he had with the Denver Broncos Lloyd, also caught a career high 77 receptions and a career high 11 touchdowns.
Lloyd who’s played with several different quarterbacks throughout his career, Jeff Garcia (San Francisco), Tim Rattay (San Francisco), Ken Dorsey (San Francisco), Alex Smith (San Francisco), Mark Brunell (Washington), Jason Campbell (Washington), Todd Collins (Washington), Kyle Orton (Chicago), Rex Grossman (Chicago), Kyle Orton (Denver), Tim Tebow (Denver), Sam Bradford (St. Louis), A.J. Feely (St. Louis), and Kellen Clemens (St. Louis) will now have the opportunity to play with one of the best quarterbacks of all time and his best quarterback that he’s had in his career so far.
So with a deal that is still disclosed besides the fact that Lloyd is now a Patriot, the New England Patriots come this 2012-13 NFL season will have number unknown, Brand Lloyd suiting up for them.