Elite Wide Receiver and Edge Defender Called ‘Must-Sign’ Free Agents for Patriots

The New England Patriots have to address their issues in the offseason. Head coach Bill Belichick needs to strengthen his tight end unit. The same applies to the group of receivers. Yes, New England has to boost the offense, and Belichick will try to find the right signal-caller for the team. Several free agents have a chance to sign a contract with the Patriots.

NFL experts have questions about the Patriots’ passing game. The defense needs a kick. New England had almost no pass rush in 2020 and ranked 26th in the league with 24 sacks.

Jerry Trotta from MusketFire has a nice plan for the Patriots.

Allen Robinson is one of the free agents to join the Patriots

Allen Robinson from the Chicago Bears is one of the greatest receivers to ever play the game. Teams didn’t pair him with more capable quarterbacks. He entered the NFL in 2014 and has 457 receptions for 5,999 yards and 39 touchdowns.

Robinson didn’t like the fact that the Bears didn’t offer him an extension. He will become an unrestricted free agent in March. Experts have linked him to several organizations. The receiver had his third 1,000-yard season and stacked 102 receptions which is a career high for him. Robinson also had 6 touchdowns.

According to Trotta, Robinson can make his way to the Patriots.

“If the Patriots don’t aggressively pursue Robinson, fans have every reason to form an angry mob outside of Gillette Stadium,” he wrote. “He might not get mentioned as one of the best receivers in the league, but he undoubtedly belongs in that discussion, and he’d be a perfect fit in New England.”

Yannick Ngakoue

A good playmaker can solve all the problems for the Patriots. Chase Winovich led the Patriots in sacks with 5.5. Josh Uche has great potential, but his health gave Belichick a big headache.

Trotta believes that Ngakoue would fit well in the Patriots defense.

“On the defensive side of the ball, we simply must see Yannick Ngakoue in a Patriots uniform next season. A former second-round pick out of Maryland that’s been traded twice this season, Ngakoue is one of the most underrated pass rushers in the NFL. This campaign marked the fifth straight year that he compiled at least eight sacks. He also has four forced fumbles, which ranks fourth among all defensive ends, and 10 quarterback hits. That production has seen him earn an elite 76.1 pass-rush grade from Pro Football Focus. To put it simply, he’s the definition of consistency in terms of getting after the quarterback and we all know how much the Patriots have struggled in that department in 2020.”