Jackson thinks RB Rex Burkhead will thrive in New England

Jackson thinks RB Rex Burkhead will thrive in New England

Former Bengal and now New England Patriots running back Rex Burkhead is getting some praise heaped on him by one of his former positional coaches – current Browns skipper Hue Jackson.

Earlier this month, the Patriots signed Burkhead to a one-year deal worth up to $3.15 million.

“He’s very talented,” Jackson said, per Phil Perry of CSN New England. “He’s a guy that was playing behind some very talented players, and so he’s going to get his opportunity now, and he’s going to flourish. He’s a really good player. A really good player.

“He’s very versatile because he’s a good runner, a good pass-catcher. He’s a good blocker. He’s very bright. He’s been a sensational special teams player there so he brings a lot of different elements to that football team.”