Longtime Miami Dolphins tight end Mike Gesicki is staying in the AFC East. But he’ll be wearing a new uniform in 2023.
Gesicki, a free agent who spent his first five NFL seasons in Miami, has agreed to a one-year contract with the New England Patriots, according to Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated. The deal reportedly carries a maximum value of $9 million.
Source: The Patriots are signing TE Mike Gesicki to a one-year deal that maxes out at $9 million.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) March 17, 2023
Gesicki saw his numbers dip in 2022, his first season playing in head coach Mike McDaniel’s scheme. Known much more for his receiving prowess than his blocking ability, Gesicki caught 32 passes for 362 yards, although he did score five touchdowns.
Gesicki had topped 50 receptions in each of the previous three years. His most productive campaign came in 2021, when he hauled in 73 receptions for 780 yards.
Gesicki should take the place of Jonnu Smith in the Patriots’ offense. The team traded Smith to the Atlanta Falcons earlier this week. Fellow tight end Hunter Henry remains under contract.
Gesicki represents the second pass-catching weapon the Patriots have added since the start of free agency. They also signed wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster to a three-year deal on Wednesday.
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Publish Date:2023-03-18 00:03:34