The New England Patriots will enter training camp and we have good news for their fans. Isaiah Wynn will join his teammates despite all the rumors about his absence from OTAs. The Patriots starter will report to mandatory camp as confirmed by several sources, including Jeff Howe from The Athletic.
Wynn’s absence from OTAs sparkled a huge controversy. A lot of analysts interpreted this as an early sign of his future plans. Will Wynn leave the team for a better deal? He had some issues in the last couple of seasons and skipping OTAs wasn’t really a good move. The 2022 Patriots team will look a lot different in 2022. Players used this practice to bond and build their chemistry.
Patriots starter to show up at training camp, brings rumors to an end
In 2022, Wynn will earn $10.4 million which makes him the 20th highest-paid left tackle. Maybe he will look for even better deal in 2022. Bill Belichick has nice depth at offense which throws Wynn in a rather uncomfortable position. We have a few reasons to believe that he won’t get more money from the team.
“Wynn is a good example of the challenges for teams in having to decide on the fifth-year option for first-round picks after just three seasons,” Mike Reiss wrote. “When the Patriots decided to pick up Wynn’s option in May 2021, it guaranteed Wynn a salary of $10.4 million for the 2022 season. The Patriots’ decision-making seemed reasonable at the time, considering the premium position Wynn plays. But given the linemen the team now has in place, one wonders if there is some internal regret, as Wynn’s $10.4 million cap charge could create some much-needed space.”
Wynn’s absence in OTAs pushed Trent Brown to the left and Justin Herron moved to the right. Cole Strange joined the team as a first-round option and he seems to be doing a good job. Mike Onwenu is still here and David Andrews will continue doing his great job. In other words, Wynn’s absence won’t really affect the team.