The New England Patriots will start off another challenging season. They finished the 2020 season with a 7-9 record. Cam Newton took the lead year and the team failed to make the big game. Well, Newton is taking the lead again but this time he has stronger weapons to work with. Head coach Bill Belichick packed the roster with talent. He signed several free agents and selected some great prospects in the 2021 NFL Draft. This includes rookie Mac Jones. He was the 15th overall selection and NFL analysts believe he is the next franchise quarterback. Louis Riddick has something to say about the Patriots and their performance in the future.
The team’s streak of playoff appearances was broken right after Tom Brady announced his decision to leave.
Belichick gave Newton a second chance and also selected a quarterback in the draft.
Louis Riddick discusses Patriots future
The Patriots roster looks really great this time. But, Riddick has one worry about the team.
It’s the offense.
“Philosophically, I admire how Belichick and the Patriots have built the team inside out: strong down the middle and set to defend and attack between the numbers,” Riddick wrote for ESPN. com. “That being said, the explosive play component outside the numbers on the offensive side of the ball is concerning. Can receiver Nelson Agholor duplicate or exceed what was a career season in 2020 in terms of yards per catch? Will Jones be the same deep-ball thrower he was for Alabama?”
Belichick has some new faces on the roster and there are some cool expectations about his team. Will the Patriots offense do better in 2021? There is still a lot of time and Belichick will make a few more moves in the next few weeks. Some of the players will have to leave New England.
Is Newton the right quarterback to lead the team? Belichick trusts him and also respects his greatness. Newton brought his experience to New England and Josh McDaniels noticed great improvement this spring. Maybe the 2015 NFL MVP will stay around for a few more seasons.