The New England Patriots are not afraid to let wide receivers throw passes, and the Baltimore Ravens know that as well as any NFL team.
The most famous non-quarterback pass by a Patriots player since 2000 was from wide receiver Julian Edelman, who connected with fellow wideout Danny Amendola for a 51-yard touchdown in a 2014 AFC Divisional Round playoff game against the Ravens. The score propelled the Pats to a comeback victory, and they won Super Bowl XLIX a few weeks later.
On Sunday night, the Patriots dialed up a trick play having Jakobi Meyers toss a pass into the end zone, and it was successful. The 25-year-old wide receiver, who was a high school quarterback in Georgia, threw an accurate pass to running back Rex Burkhead for a touchdown that gave the Patriots a 13-10 halftime lead. New England ultimately won 23-17.
Edelman -- who has missed the last three games on injured reserve -- was impressed by Meyers' touchdown pass, and he also had some advice for the young wide receiver.
Check out his message in the tweet below:
The Patriots return to game action Sunday when they travel to play the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium.