The New England Patriots will try to rebuild their roster this offseason. Some players will have to go. Others will stay with the team and play their best football. Mike Reiss from ESPN discussed Patriots’ potential decision in the offseason. He put his main focus on David Andrews.
How will the Patriots handle their center? Andrews will enter the open market in March. According to Reiss, Andrews’ influence goes well beyond his role with the team.
“There are a lot of other notable choices — quarterback Cam Newton, guard Joe Thuney and defensive tackle Lawrence Guy among them — but Andrews gets the nod as a four-time captain and heart-and-soul member of the organization on and off the field,” Reiss wrote. “He sets the protection at the line of scrimmage and thus will be a critical extension to whoever is lining up at quarterback, which is another huge question for the Patriots. That’s why the odds seem higher they will work hard to re-sign him.”
Andrews has played under center since 2015. He sat out the 2019 campaign as he was dealing with a serious health condition. The veteran missed the season due to blood clots in his lungs. From what we can see, Andrews is ready to play a few more seasons with the Patriots. Both sides have to reach an agreement first.
Patriots to go strong in free agency
New England will have to make the right decision regarding Davis. This decision depends on their roster needs. The Patriots will move on to the 2021 NFL season with a new roster. Head coach Bill Belichick will have to solve his biggest problem right now. New England has to address the quarterback situation. Veteran quarterback Cam Newton failed to lead the Patriots to the playoffs. But, Belichick likes him and he may keep the 2015 NFL MVP on the roster. If this happens, the Patriots head coach will have to give Newton enough weapons to finish his game properly.
Belichick has a few strong weapons on the roster and he will build the roster around his veterans. Is Newton staying in New England? Will Belichick replace him?