Pats players' reaction to Meyers' first career TD catch was awesome


The meaningless final minutes of the New England Patriots' 45-7 rout of the Cleveland Browns were very meaningful to Jakobi Meyers.

The third-year wide receiver broke free for an 11-yard reception from backup quarterback Brian Hoyer in the fourth quarter of Sunday's Week 10 matchup to score the first receiving touchdown of his NFL career.

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Meyers had 134 career receptions prior to that moment, by far the most in NFL history for a pass-catcher before his first touchdown. So, it's safe to say Meyers' score was a long time coming -- and his teammates celebrated as such.

A horde of Patriots players flooded Meyers in the end zone after his touchdown to demonstrate how excited they were for the undrafted wideout, who has been New England's most productive receiver over the last one and a half seasons and finally filled the touchdown-sized hole on his résumé.

Several Patriots players watching Sunday's game from afar also showed their excitement for Meyers, including running backs Damien Harris and James White and wide receiver Gunner Olszewski.

Meyers clearly is a favorite in the Patriots' locker room, and the team's reaction to his historic TD on Sunday proved that.

"Honestly, the fact that everybody celebrated with me means more than the touchdown," Meyers said in his postgame press conference.

"I think it says a lot about the teammates, what they think of you. ... I know they've been waiting on it. They've been real patient."