Danny Amendola emerged as Tom Brady’s go-to target in the 2017-18 NFL playoffs. He suddenly morphed into one of the best receivers in the league and, together with Brady, singlehandedly willed the Patriots to a crazy fourth-quarter comeback against the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC Championship Game.
Amendola, however, had the opportunity to cash out on the free-agency market after his recent emergence, and he seized the moment. The 5-foot-11 32-year-old signed a two-year deal with the Miami Dolphins, according to ESPN.
The Dolphins are an AFC East rival, so Patriots fans were not thrilled with the veteran’s decision. It didn’t take them long to deface the former Texas Tech Red Raider’s Wikipedia page—because that’s what sports fans do when they’re upset nowadays.
“As a free agent during the league tampering period in 2018, he joined the Miami Dolphins,” his new page read. “Since Miami is a terrible team, Roger Goodell decided against punishing the Dolphins for tampering.”
The addition had been removed as of Wednesday morning. Amendola caught 61 passes for 659 yards and two touchdowns in 2017. That marked the third-highest receiving-yard total of his career.
Amendola spent four years with the St. Louis Rams before joining New England in 2013. He won two Super Bowls with the Patriots.