VIDEO: Rex Burkhead Shares Health Update
February 4, 2020 By: Robert Alvarez
After a horrific knee injury in 2020, Patriots running back Rex Burkhead is already making progress toward a return in 2021.
Rex Burkhead - Instagram
Burkhead posted a video this week on Instagram showing his progress, with the running back already working on his footwork. Burkhead was soaked in sweat, and clearly working hard as he continues focused on returning in 2021.
"Grinding, progressing, and drenched in my @teamjackfoundation hat."
Since first signing with the Patriots before the 2017 season, Burkhead has rushed for 1,026 yards and 11 touchdowns in 41 regular season games. In addition to his rushing ability, as a pass catcher, Burkhead has caught 96 receptions for 857 yards and seven receiving touchdowns.
Following the Super Bowl, Burkhead will be one of 25 Patriots to hit free agency as his 2018 three-year contract extension expires when the new league year begins March 17th.