Josh Uche wants to stay with the Patriots: Patriots pass rusher Josh Uche is in the final year of his rookie contract. As he tries to look beyond the current difficult season New England is in, Uche doesn’t want to leave.
Speak with Karen Guregian of MassLivehe acknowledged that he wants to continue playing alongside other 2020 draft picks (he was selected in the second round by the Patriots that year).
“It would be great to end my career with the guys I started with,” he told Guregian. “I’d like to see it through. I was in a similar situation in Michigan. Things were quite difficult. In college you can transfer and leave, but I wasn’t raised that way.
“I want to finish something I started,” he said. That’s just how I am.”
With the team struggling, the Patriots considered selling at the trade deadline (which passed on October 31). Uche was one of several names mentioned in potential deals, but nothing materialized.
“The conversation I had was a mutual conversation where the organization wanted me here, and of course I wanted to end my career where I started,” Uche explained. “But things like that are out of my control. There’s a situation where, if a deal or something was attractive (to the team), I would be touched.”
After staying put, Uche admitted he could still leave this offseason, even as he noted the goal of inking a new deal with the Patriots was of “mutual” interest between team and player .
“The organization would like me to be here, and I would like to be here too,” he told Guregian. “There is just some refinement and some things and details that need to be worked out to make this possible. But at the moment it is difficult to say (whether there will be a new contract) and everything is being ironed out.”
Trivia: Which quarterback did Josh Uche face in his first NFL career?
Hint: This quarterback, a Heisman Trophy winner in college, was selected 32nd overall in the 2018 NFL Draft.
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