Rhamondre Stevenson
Patriots Close To Extension With Rhamondre Stevenson
1 day ago

The New England Patriots and star running back Rhamondre Stevenson appear to be close to agreeing to a contract extension.

Originally a fourth round pick in 2021 out of Oklahoma, Stevenson has been a huge part of the Patriots offense. He broke out in 2022 rushing for 1,040 yards and five touchdowns while adding 69 catches for 421 yards and a touchdown through the air. Between injuries and the Patriots signing Zeke Elliot last year, 2023 was a down year for Rhamondre but the arrow is pointing up for the 26 year old back.

 

The extension would lock him in as the team’s starting running back as the offense grows with rookie quarterback Drake Maye. The team did bring in Antonio Gibson this offseason but he is a very complimentary player to Stevenson as mainly a receiving threat only. Look for Rhamondre to get back to taking the bulk of the touches and producing for your fantasy teams like in 2022.

 

The Patriots should rely on defense and the run game to help out either Jacoby Brissett or Drake Maye leaving Rhamondre with a great opportunity. Signing this extension solidifies the Patriots confidence in Stevenson and you should have confidence slotting him into your lineups this season.