3 Most Likely Trent Brown Free Agent Destinations

The Patriots starting tackle is headed elsewhere in free agency.

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The Trent Brown saga in New England is almost over. The Patriots' elite blindside protector is hitting free agency after his contract was voided when the sides failed to agree on a contract extension.

This comes as no surprise to Patriots fans, who watched Brown have a slew of off-the-field issues last season. Struggling with injuries and recovery, as well as being vocal about the Patriots' system and decision-making, Brown had severed his relationship with the organization.

When he played, Brown was still a solid starting tackle, ranked as the 11th-highest-graded player in his position, according to PFF. Therefore, the 30-year-old will be one of the most sought-after offensive linemen on the market in March.

Here are three of his likeliest destinations in free agency.

3. Carolina Panthers

The Panthers need upgrades up and down the roster, and they have some cash to spend, projected to have over $30 million in cap space. Some of this should certainly go to bolstering the trenches.

The offensive line in Carolina left plenty to be desired last season, failing to protect its franchise quarterback Bryce Young. The Panthers allowed 65 sacks last season, the second-highest number in the NFL.

Adding the 6-foot-8, 350-pound frame of Trent Brown would help immensely. They are not going to do much better than Brown in the draft or free agency if they want to improve their blocking and absorbing rushers.