The New England Patriots could use some veteran power at this point of the regular season. NFL reporters confirm that a Pro Bowl linebacker visited the Patriots, hoping to see him start off a fourth stint with the organization.
Free agent linebacker Jamie Collins visited the Patriots on Tuesday. This visit may not change his status in the NBA, but Patriots fans started talking about Collins’ potential return to New England.
Pro Football Reference reported that Collins delivered over 700 tackles to go with 26.5 sacks and 12 interceptions in his nine seasons in the NFL.
Belichick has a nice depth at linebacker. His linebackers are relatively young and we don’t really know if Belichick plans to give Collins another chance.
Collins had his prime game with the Patriots. In 2019, he had seven sacks, 81 tackles, three interceptions, and three forced fumbles. In 2015, he had 89 tackles, 5.5 sacks, and give forced fumbles. During his time with the Patriots, Collins won two rings and was named to a Pro Bowl. Belichick has nothing but praise for his linebacker.
“I don’t know how many players in the league could make that play,” Belichick said of Collins’ pick in a game against the Carolina Panthers. “Not very many. It was a tremendous play.”
Gary Davenport discussed the Patriots current rankings. How far will they go this time? Davenport made some shocking comments.
“The Patriots aren’t a bad team,” Davenport said. “And any team with a defense run by Bill Belichick is going to be solid on that side of the ball. But I have no confidence that the New England offense can hang with the likes of the Bills and Chiefs. As a matter of fact, we saw in Week 1 that they couldn’t hang with Miami. It’s far more likely this team misses the postseason than makes any sort of noise in the playoffs.”
Adding Collins could be of great help for the Patriots. Fans are already looking forward to this reunion. Will Collins put on a Patriots uniform again? That would be good news for each and every fan.