The New England Patriots sign another safety, and The Punisher will be of great help for the team in 2021. Head coach Bill Belichick was looking for the perfect boost and looks like he has found the perfect player.
New England offered Adrian Colbert a contract, but we have no information on the details of this deal.
Colbert has been part of the NFL for four years, splitting his time between the New York Giants, San Francisco 49ers, and Miami Dolphins. Miami and New York have former Patriots assistants as head coaches. In other words, Colbert knows a lot about the system.
Patriots sign the perfect safety
The talented veteran measures at 6’2’’, 205 pounds, so he has a nice size for a safety. Of course, he may not leapfrog Kyle Dugger, Adian Phillips, and Jalen Mills, but he will definitely fit the group of safeties.
The 49ers selected Colbert in the seventh round of the 2017 NFL Draft out of Miami. He has spent time with several teams but wasn’t able to sign a deal with long-term stability.
Colbert has played in 33 games with 19 starts, and he has great on-field time.
NFL analysts call him “The Punisher.” Wonder why? Colbert is aggressive and players have witnessed this “skill” on the field on multiple occasions.
ESPN listed Colbert as a free safety. The 27-year-old is third on the Patriots depth chart, standing behind Devin McCourty and Mills. He is definitely in front of Joejuan Williams.
Maybe Colbert will play strong safety, but ESPN put Phillips first. Dugger comes next, and he is followed by Brandon King and Joshuah Bledsoe. This may change or turn out to be inaccurate, but we are excited about the projection.
Dugger will provide a stronger production in 2021. He had some cool playmaking moments in his rookie campaign, and yes, he didn’t have training camp. The talented player will use the competition as a motivation to play his best football.
Belichick made a few great moves and he won’t stop here. The Patriots head coach may soon go after Julio Jones and take the team straight to the playoffs.