I haven’t done a post about a Patriot lately, so I thought I might as well write one. And who better to choose than the great Shawn Jefferson, one of Drew Bledsoe’s top targets in the late 1990′s (when he wasn’t getting sacked). Jefferson wore the blue and red for four seasons, from 1996-99. In a career that span 13 seasons, Jefferson also played for San Diego Chargers (1991-95), Atlanta Falcons (2000-02) and the Detroit Lions (2003).
His best season in New England came in 1997, when he caught 54 balls for 841 yards and two touchdowns. The year before, Jefferson had 50 receptions for 771 yards, including four touchdowns.
He also appeared in Super Bowl XXXI with the Pats, a Super Bowl that we all can forget.
After retiring in the 2004, Jefferson’s career totals stood at 470 receptions, 7,023 receiving yards, and 29 touchdowns.
Currently, Jefferson is still very much involved in the game, serving as the Lions wide receivers coach.
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