Patriots bubble player thrilled to get Super Bowl ring

Solid gesture by the New England Patriots.

Some of you might remember Patriots immortal Kenjon Barner, others of you might not. Honestly, the majority of us are probably in the latter camp though since the roster sizes are so big and he was not around for that long.

Even so, that would not stop him from receiving a Super Bowl ring this season--which even he was shocked about.

He played in five games for the Patriots last season, rushing for 71 yards on 19 carries. The team signed and cut him three times. And the NFL only allots teams money for 150 rings.

 

Doesn't matter: the Patriots made 231 of them, including one for Barner.

Needless to say, he was thrilled.

Here's what he had to say about it on social media.

"Just want to send out a huge thank you to everyone at the Patriots organization again for the opportunity that was given!" Barner wrote on Instagram. "Wasn't expecting this when I got the call and still wasn't expecting it when the ring was in my hands! Thank you, thank you, thank you, God is good!"

This is not the first time he was a part of a Super Bowl team. He could have said the same thing during the 2017 season as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles.

To sum it up: classy move by the Patriots. The NFL isn't like say, the Red Sox, where everyone and their cousin gets a ring every single years.

But hey, Barner practiced with the team. He contributed in games in which they won. And he seems enamored that the team kept him in mind.

He also played four games for the Carolina Panthers last season.

This year, he will be a member of the Atlanta Falcons -- teammates with former Boston College Eagles legend Matt Ryan.