3 Former Patriots Who Will Fail Miserably With Their New Teams After Free Agency

Which former Patriots are destined to fail in 2024?

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3. Trent Brown, OT (Bengals)

The idea of Trent Brown being paired up with Orlando Brown Jr. in Cincinnati is so much fun on paper. Those guys provide the Bengals with one of the biggest tackle duos likely in NFL history.

Again, on paper, this one is a lot of fun. The Bengals filled their biggest need offensively by adding a really good player in Trent Brown whose only question mark is really his consistent availability and willingness to buy in.

What do we mean by that?

Well, let's just say that Brown has needed a very specific environment to be productive throughout the course of his NFL career, and the Patriots really seemed to be the only ones who could get the best out of him. But even late last season, Brown was a healthy scratch and he had to address that during his introductory press conference with Cincinnati:

"I feel like I’ll be worried less and be able to worry about playing football. I won’t have to worry about any off-the-field things, and I’ll be able to just enjoy coming to work on a day-to-day basis. And that was important as well when we talk about fit."

Trent Brown (via PFT)

It's going to be interesting to see how this goes with the Bengals and Trent Brown. They are going to desperately need this move to work out for Joe Burrow's sake, but based on his history, you might be able to count on this one going south in a hurry.

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