It’s been a little over a month since Tom Brady won his seventh Super Bowl. It’s also almost a year since he left New England. The Patriots went 7-9 and missed the playoffs while Brady did the complete opposite. Brady winning the Super Bowl lit a fire under Bill Belichick and the Patriots to make moves this offseason. Boy did they waste no time doing that? Day one of the legal tampering period in the NFL the Patriots spent over $200 million today for players to have a better team in 2021. This is the most Belichick has been this aggressive in a long time.
The Patriots and Bill Belichick were sick of what happened last season. They are also sick of the noise that Brady portrays down in Tampa with his success. The notion that Belichick can’t be aggressive and sign players are wrong. The Patriots filled needs today and are still not done. The paid-for players around different positions everywhere but quarterback.
Bill Spends On Day One
They filled positions yesterday that were in dire need after many holes on the team last year. They added tight end Jonnu Smith and wide receivers Nelson Aghlor, and Kendrick Bourne. The Patriots haven’t had a legit tight end since Rob Gronkowski quit on the Patriots after the 2018 Super Bowl. The tight ends they drafted were not up to par or effective in the passing game. Also, the wide receiver depth was pretty bad too. The Patriots had nobody that could catch the ball last season. Finally, is Cam Newton the answer at quarterback for this team with a better roster around him? We’ll have to wait and see.
On the defensive side, the Patriots are getting back Hightower, and Chung from last year’s opt-outs. They also singed Davon Godchaux, Jalen Mills, and Matthew Judon. The Patriots don’t seem to be done yet either with trying to improve their roster. The 7-9 finish isn’t good enough and they have to be better. I think with these moves they are trying to contend again for the AFC East. Especially with Brady winning in Tampa.