The New England Patriots missed the playoffs in 2020. Head coach Bill Belichick will probably make a few big moves in order to strengthen the roster.
Colin Cowherd has a plan for the Patriots. The “Herd with Colin Cowherd” host on Monday created a three-step offseason plan for the team. Belichick may consider this plan if he wants to return to the NFL Playoffs in 2021. According to Cowherd, the Patriots should get quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, receiver Allen Robinson, and tight end Kyle Pitts in the 2021 NFL Draft.
“You could make three moves — all completely, utterly doable — and New England would absolutely be a playoff team,” Cowherd said. “Let’s start with Garoppolo. If Garoppolo, behind a very good New England offensive line, stays upright for 14-16 games … they have a ton of cap space, you go wide receiver Allen Robinson from Chicago — a tremendous player. And then you move up in the draft from the 15th spot … and you draft the tight end Kyle Pitts, tomorrow, I would say New England’s a playoff team.”
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Cowherd made a nice plan, but we can’t really say it’s realistic.
Belichick is looking forward to the reunion with Garoppolo. The San Francisco 49ers would have to move on from the veteran. Recent reports suggest that the 49ers will get rid of Garoppolo if they find a better quarterback.
When it comes to Robinson, he may ink a big deal in free agency. The Chicago Bears may franchise tag him and keep or trade the veteran. New England should pay a lot of money for a wideout. Belichick and his team aren’t really willing to pull out such moves. Robinson looks like someone who wants to leave the team.
When it comes to Pitts, the Florida product is a top option for most teams. The Patriots have the No. 15 overall.