New England Patriots: 3 reasons why Bills don’t have AFC East locked up

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The New England Patriots offense is significantly better

The 2021 offense will be bolstered by a healthy, seasoned former NFL MVP, second-year New England Patriots quarterback, Cam Newton at the helm.

In addition, at owner Mr. Robert Kraft’s suggestion, they also have a backup now who is a future star, in Mac Jones. That’s nice depth right there.

The running back corps is now solid. They have third-year back, Damien Harris, the lead back who averaged 5.0 yards per carry last season. Add James White and that’s two top backs.

And, they added, finally, a big back in Rhamondre Stevenson. Don’t in any way, shape, or form underestimate the importance of this 4th round pick.

He’s a basher who can pick up a first down in short-yardage or score a touchdown from in close.  Extending drives and scoring touchdowns from in close were lacking in 2020.

If anyone doesn’t think that’s important, the Patriots could do neither last season if Cam Newton didn’t. That ain’t gonna work long-term. And Stevenson can do lots more than that, as well.

The starting offensive line also looks top five in talent (welcome back Trent Brown, a favorite), even if the depth is a bit shaky as they could still use another tackle.

The wide receivers are better with two solid pass-catchers, Nelson Agholor and Kendrick Bourne added but they do still need a top receiver. There’s still time to get one, perhaps.

And don’t forget, the tight ends are good, really good now, again. They are Jonnu Smith and Hunter Henry, top tight ends who can actually catch a ball, and more. Terrific.

All this adds up to being much, much improved on offense.