The New England Patriots sure know how to make everyone talk, and this time they did it with the whole opt out thing. Several players have decided to opt out of the upcoming season. Well, Bill Belichick’s team has been making the hottest headlines for the offseason. First, it was Tom Brady and his departure from New England. He signed a contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Next, the Patriots signed former Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton. There have been several other moves and the Patriots signed and released many players. That’s not the biggest topic of the season.
It turns out that several Patriots layers have decided to opt out of the 2020 NFL season. Dont’a Hightower and Patrick Chung are part of this group. Hightower welcomed his son two weeks ago and Chung’s girlfriend is pregnant with their baby. So, these two are out due to family concerns. Let’s not forget that Hightower is a two-time Super Bowl champion.
Replacing Brady was a top priority for the Patriots. But one of the conspiracy theories suggest that the head coach has a bigger plan behind the whole thing. His players are opting out of the season. Adam Schefter shared the words of an executive, suggesting that Belichick has a plan B and even plan C.
The Patriots have to replace players who decided to opt out of 2020
The NFL insider made people talk with his tweet. Many analysts have tried to interpret it. 2020 will be the toughest season Belichick will ever enter. He will play without Brady and a group of talented players. Belichick has been a dominant force in the NFL for two decades.
One of the conspiracy theories suggests that coach Belichick plans to tank the season so his team can get a first-round quarterback in the 2021 NFL Draft. Trevor Lawrence would be that pick, and adding him actually makes perfect sense. We believe things will be a lot clearer in training camp. We may have to wait until Week 1 to see where the Patriots stand. Will Belichick really tank the season just to get Lawrence on the Patriots roster?