The New England Patriots are getting some business done on the wide receiver front before the start of training camp next month. No, they didn’t reach an agreement with free agent DeAndre Hopkins, but they did agree to terms with DeVante Parker on a new three-year contract worth up to $33 million, according to NFL Media. The deal reportedly includes $14 million in guarantees and per-game roster bonuses.
Parker wanted to extend his contract to help bring a Super Bowl back to New England, Ian Rapoport reports. The 30-year-old wideout was entering the final year of his deal, which would pay him $5.7 million in base salary, per Spotrac. In his first season with the Patriots, Parker caught 31 passes for 539 yards and three touchdowns in 13 contests. Despite missing four games, Parker was New England’s second-leading receiver. His 17.4 yards per reception led all Patriots wideouts in 2022.