Patriots Advised To Sign 16.5-Sack Star To Replace Matthew Judon

The New England Patriots will be really busy this offseason. They have already made some great changes. Bill Belichick is no longer part of the team and Jerod Mayo stepped in as the next head coach for the Patriots. The team parted ways with multiple members and players. Matthew Judon could go somewhere else, meaning the Patriots will have to replace him.

The Patriots have enough cap space to get new players and rebuild the roster. They have a chance to beat their competition and get Vikings star pass rusher Danielle Hunter.

“Perry believes New England should pay up for Hunter, a four-time Pro Bowler who racked up 16.5 sacks and an NFL-leading 23 tackles for loss with the Minnesota Vikings last season,”  wrote.

“Perry notes the Patriots could sign Hunter to a multi-year deal that lowers his first-year cap hit to around $13 million, and worry about the rest of his salary later.”

Patriots will have to pay a lot to replace Judon with an efficient player

Judon’s torn biceps muscle forced him to miss 13 games and he is entering the final year of his deal. Judon is a great player and has already made four straight Pro Bowl appearances.

“Perry isn’t convinced that Matt Judon will be back with the Patriots this season after revising his contract last year to lower his 2024 cap hit,” NBC Sports Boston added. So, yes, New England really needs to bring someone else to the team.

Hunter seems like a legit option for the Patriots. He coped with Brian Flores’ rules and could be a key figure in New England.

“I think he’s that good,” Perry said of Hunter. “Really thrived in Brian Flores’ scheme in Minnesota last year but is consistently disruptive.”

Hunter won’t be a cheap option for the Patriots though. He is expected to sign a great deal with the team and become the most expensive signing in the offseason. According to Perry, he could get $21 million each year. Spotrac predicted a three-year deal worth around $60 million.