There seem to be several pundits out there ecstatic about the moves made by the New England Patriots this offseason — but it’s not very easy to see why. Yes, they made a lot of moves but they weren’t exactly great moves. Jonnu Smith and Hunter Henry were both good additions but considering they were both given top-dollar at the tight end position, it’s a bit baffling.
New England also overpaid for Nelson Agholor and Kendrick Bourne feels like more of the same in their receiving corps. Throw in the loss of Joe Thuney and the offense doesn’t look nearly as good — especially after re-signing Cam Newton who really wasn’t a fit in the team’s offense.
On defense, they added a lot of talent but a great defense might not be enough to get it done. And if we are being honest, the additions don’t really scream “great” defense.
The most underrated move of the 2021 offseason was signing Ryan Fitzpatrick. Okay, that might be a bit much but the man is a wizard and might be one of the most enjoyable quarterbacks to watch in the league. Now, he gets a chance to start again and the Washington Football Team also added Curtis Samuel, meaning their offense could look much better in 2021.
If it can come anywhere close to matching the high-caliber defense in Washington, the Football Team could be a tough out for anyone.