March 24, 2021
Ep.48 | Patriots Are “In The Business of Winning”
The Patriots have not been pinching pennies this offseason, with Bill Belichick going on a free agent spending spree like never before. New England has dished out over $170 million on 19 free agents so far this offseason, and that’s just the contracts that we know about.
After stumbling through a 7-9 season with an offense that struggled to do anything on the field, the Patriots signed the top two tight ends on the market in Jonnu Smith and Hunter Henry. They also added receivers Nelson Agholor and Kendrick Bourne for Cam Newton’s arsenal. David Andrews is back to snap the ball at center, with Ted Karras and Trent Brown (via trade) also added along the offensive line. On defense, Matthew Judon has been brought in to improve New England’s pass rush, and Kyle Van Noy is back to do the same. And that’s just a few of the players that have been brought to make immediate impacts in 2021.
Patriots owner Robert Kraft said that his team has never had this much cap space to work with:
“Nothing is guaranteed, and I’m very cognizant of that. But we’re not in the business to be in business. We’re in this business to win. I do remember we always made fun of the teams that spent a lot in the offseason,”
But with a season without playoff football in Foxboro, and Tom Brady the king of the NFL down in Tampa Bay, the Patriots had to do everything they could to inject a lot more talent on the roster.
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