3 Patriots Fans Will Be Happy to See Leave in Free Agency

The New England Patriots would be better off if they parted ways with these upcoming free agents.
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TE Mike Gesicki

There were hopes of Mike Gesicki finding his groove that made him one of the more promising tight ends earlier in his career when the Patriots signed him in the 2023 offseason. However, his 2019 and 2020 seasons as a Miami Dolphin remain to be the high watermark for Gesicki.

It is hard to blame Gesicki for not being a productive pass-catcher last season as the Pats' offense struggled immensely. However, it's hard to argue that the 28-year-old was a difference-maker. He finished the season with 29 total receptions and two touchdowns, with a poor 8.4 yards per reception. These were the worst numbers of Gesicki's career since his rookie season.

If New England is going to bring any of their free agent tight ends back, it will likely be Hunter Henry, who had a much more effective season.

Gesicki should still be able to find another role elsewhere as he has some upside as a high-volume receiver, but it's hard to see it happening with the Patriots.