Cordarrelle Patterson bluntly downplays Super Bowl win with Patriots

Cordarrelle Patterson bluntly downplays Super Bowl win with Patriots

After six seasons on three different NFL teams, Cordarrelle Patterson finally earned a Super Bowl ring with the New England Patriots in February.

And he could care less.

The veteran wide receiver, who signed with the Chicago Bears in March, was asked at a recent Massachusetts Pirates (Arena League) game how it felt to be a Super Bowl champion ... and gave a surprisingly blunt answer.

"Honestly, that Super Bowl don't mean s--- to me, because I'm in a new role right now," Patterson told Justin Turpin of Redline Media. 

Patriots fans may balk at Patterson's response -- how can he devalue reaching the NFL's mountaintop? -- but it appears he's simply committed to turning the page with his new squad.

"I'm on a new team, so it's a new opportunity for me to bring my legacy and live on to another team," Patterson said. "So, whatever happened last year in the past, that's in the past. I'm trying to just move forward."

Patterson's Instagram activity from immediately after New England's Super Bowl LIII win over the Los Angeles Rams also suggests he fully enjoyed the experience.

The 28-year-old clearly isn't the sentimental type, though, so don't expect him to rave about the "Patriot Way" as he prepares for training camp with his fourth team in four years.

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Cordarrelle Patterson was useful, but Patriots will survive his departure

Cordarrelle Patterson was useful, but Patriots will survive his departure

Do they not have internet access in Chicago? Didn’t anyone out there google Cordarelle Patterson’s 2018 stats?

How else to explain Patterson — a wide receiver who’s not great at catching passes, a kickoff returner in a league trying to banish the kickoff return — agreeing to a two-year, $10 million deal with the Bears?

That’s what he’s done though. So good luck to the Bears.

But even better luck to Patterson.

Nobody should have an issue with Patterson’s 2018 performance in New England, nor the fact he’s going elsewhere for more dough.

Even though he had his limitations as a receiver (he only had 21 receptions), he found a way to impact the Patriots offense. 

He became an emergency running back when injuries at that position hit critical mass. He ran sweeps and caught screens and his mere presence on the field as a large man capable of high speed made defenses account for him every time he went in motion. Just in case.

Patterson also brought back 23 kickoffs with an average of 28.8 per return and a TD.

But Patterson is 28 and he isn’t going to morph into a smooth and reliable wideout capable of being any more than a No. 3. He is what he is. Maybe the Bears are fine with that and see him as that outside complement that can drag coverage downfield with him and be a factor on sweeps.

But creativity will be the order of the day when it comes to Patterson. Otherwise, you’re not going to get much bang at all for those bucks.

Does his departure “hurt” the Patriots? Not really. He’s a bit player. A complement. A garnish. The Patriots have much, much, much bigger fish to fry with their pass-catching personnel than re-signing a guy who doesn’t catch passes so good.

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Ex-Patriots wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson intends to sign with Bears

Ex-Patriots wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson intends to sign with Bears

Cordarrelle Patterson is the latest member of the 2018 Patriots to agree to sign elsewhere in free agency.

Patterson intends to sign with the Chicago Bears, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports the deal is for two years, $10 million.

Patterson proved to be a versatile weapon for the Patriots last season. Along with tallying 42 receptions for 228 yards and three touchdowns as a wide receiver, the 27-year-old also filled in at running back on occasion and racked up 228 yards on 42 carries. He primarily contributed on special teams a returner.

Patterson joins Trey Flowers, Trent Brown, and Dwayne Allen as members of the '18 team to find new homes this offseason.

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