Mecole Hardman, former Georgia star WR, signs with new NFL team
Mecole Hardman has found a new home after the former Georgia star wide receiver started his promising NFL career with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Hardman agreed to terms with the New York Jets on a 1-year deal which could be worth up to $6.5 million, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. Hardman was drafted by the Chiefs with the No. 56 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.
Hardman, 25, played in 8 games for the Chiefs during the 2022 regular season, and caught 25 passes for 297 yards and 4 touchdowns. He also rushed for 31 yards and 2 touchdowns. But Hardman missed about half the season because of a pelvic injury. He returned to catch 2 passes for 10 yards in the AFC Championship Game, but sat out Super Bowl LVII.
Hardman at Georgia may be most remembered for his speed, and a couple highlights came when he scored both of Georgia’s touchdowns against Alabama in the College Football Playoff national championship at the end of the 2017 season with a 1-yard rush and an 80-yard pass.