Award-Winning Playmaker Can Improve ‘Lackluster’ Patriots Position Group

The New England Patriots have to improve their receiving unit before the start of the regular season. They lack depth at this position and Jerod Mayo will definitely need a star wide receiver on his roster. The team has been linked to multiple options at receiver, but they have yet to make a move. The Patriots did sign a bunch of new names to this position. However, they can always add more. Mayo embraced a big challenge and will need a strong roster to make a difference in the upcoming season. According to multiple analysts, the Patriots can make a move and add a talented playmaker.

Michael Thomas looks like a reliable option for the Patriots and he is definitely someone who can fix the situation in the receiving unit. The 2019 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year has the right skills and talent to make an impact in New England.

Patriots need a playmaker like Thomas

Kristopher Knox from Bleacher Report discussed a potential move to sign Thomas in free agency. There’s a catch though. Some may be concerned that Thomas “hasn’t played a full season or been a Pro Bowler since 2019. The injuries that have plagued him ever since make it hard to believe that the 31-year-old will ever be an elite wideout again.” Thomas may be dealing with health concerns right now, but he can still play elite football. Knox added that he, “showed flashes of his previous form in 2023, finishing with 39 catches for 448 yards and a touchdown in 10 games.” Patriots need all the help they can get at wide receiver as they “still have arguably the league’s most lackluster receiving corps.”

If the Patriots decide to give Drake Maye the starting job in the 2024 NFL season, Thomas may be the ideal target for him. The talented receiver lead the NFL in receptions in 2018 and 2019. In 2019, he had 149 catches. Impressive, right? Maybe the Patriots can still get a similar performance.

Thomas suffered multiple injuries over the years, but nothing changes the fact that he is a “complete receiver.” Let’s see if the Patriots decide to make a move and get him. He measures at 6’3” and 212 pounds. That’s a great frame to work with, right?