ATLANTA — The Patriots will be going for their NFL record-tying sixth Super Bowl title when Super Bowl LIII kicks off tonight against the Rams. But it will be the first crack at the Lombardi Trophy for receiver Cordarrelle Patterson.
The 27-year-old played three seasons with the Vikings and last year with the Raiders before signing with the Patriots in the offseason.
He had gained a reputation as a prolific return man, but this season Patterson has shown he’s more than that.
The former Tennessee Volunteers’ star has scored touchdowns as a returner, a receiver and as a running back this season, seemingly finding a home in New England.
And now he has a chance to reach the top of the sport with a win over the Rams.
A championship he’s always dreamed of.
“Oh God, oh God,” Patterson told me this week in Atlanta. “That would top my list.”