2022 Player Outlook
Bourne had a career year in 2021, finishing with 55 catches for 800 yards and five touchdowns. At times he was the most reliable receiver on this Patriots roster and he and Mac Jones had clear chemistry with one another. The question coming into the 2022 season however is where does Bourne stand in the wide receiver room? The Patriots traded for Devante Parker and used a second-round pick on rookie Tyquan Thornton. On paper, both of those receivers are going to be ahead of Bourne on the team's depth chart. Now, Parker has almost never stayed healthy and Thornton is a rookie so there is certainly a possibility that Bourne finds himself as a featured target in this offense as some point during the 2022 season.