J.J. Taylor played just occasionally for the New England Patriots during his rookie season, but as he begins his second NFL season, there is already a lot of excitement about the former Arizona Wildcats running back.
Taylor joined the Patriots in May of last year on a three-year deal after leaving Arizona undrafted. By early September, he had earned a spot on the team’s 53-man roster by his performance on the field.
In Foxborough, Taylor had a mixed fall. He played in six games and gained 110 yards on 23 carries. Taylor occasionally showed his lightning-quick speed and agility when he entered the field, including a 28-yard run against Buffalo on Monday Night Football.
However, Taylor missed a lot of the season due to illness and injury, thus his full potential was not realized.
One NFL analyst predicts that the 5-foot-5 running back, who will join the Patriots for training camp this summer, will be the team’s breakthrough star in 2021.
What NFL team does J.J. Taylor play for?
J.J. Taylor plays for the New New England Patriots. On September 8, 2020, the New England Patriots promoted J.J. Taylor from their practice squad to their active roster, making him one of their 53 players.
The Patriots took a chance on him when they signed him as a rookie in free agency on 5/5/20. The initial decision made by New England (9/5/20) was to release him. On September 6th,2020, he was re-signed by New England to the Patriots’ practice squad.