Five Free Agents the Patriots Need to Target
The Patriots ended the season with a disappointing loss to the Titans in the wildcard round. Five Free Agents the Patriots Need to Target to get back into Super Bowl contention.
A.J. Green sat out of most of the 2019 season with an ankle injury. With the Bengals going 1 – 15 this season it does not look like he wants to return to the Bengals. In 2018 Green had six touchdowns, 46 receptions, and 694 receiving yards. He did all of this with a mediocre quarterback in Andy Dalton. Green is also an amazing deep ball threat that would help the Patriots because they have no number one receiver. This would allow New England to move Julian Edelman to the two, and another receiver to the three.
The Patriots are in desperate need of a tight end because it is the weakest position on the Patriots offense. Hunter Henry would be a great fit for the Patriots because he is 6’ 6” and has great hands. In 2019 Henry had five touchdowns, 55 receptions, and 652 receiving yards. If you can pair Henry with Tom Brady, Edelman, and be able to get A.J Green this would be a more respectable receiving core in the NFL.
If Tom Brady leaves the Patriots Teddy Bridgewater, in my opinion, would be the number one candidate. In 2019 Bridgewater threw nine touchdowns, two interceptions, and 1384 passing yards. He went undefeated as a starter in New Orleans and proved he could be a starting quarterback. We may be able to get him for a cheapish one or two year contract, but always have the option in the draft if he does not work out.
Robby Anderson is a young 26-year-old receiver. He is the number one receiver which would help move Edelman down to number two. This past season Anderson had five touchdowns, 779 receiving yards, and 52 receptions. With Tom Brady at the helm, Anderson could show us his true potential with a top quarterback.
Eric Ebron had a great season in 2018 with 13 touchdowns, but he has dropped off since then. This season Ebron had three touchdowns, 375 receiving yards, and 31 receptions. Ebron will play better with a top quarterback such as Brady. Ebron would fit in great as the number one tight end, he is a good blocker and an excellent red-zone threat. He is a young tight end at age 26 and because of the down year this season they could get him on a cheap deal.
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