3 Worst Patriots Contracts to Overcome This Offseason

The New England Patriots have a few contracts on the books that should find a way to move off of.

Nov 28, 2021; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; New England Patriots cornerback J.C. Jackson (27)
Nov 28, 2021; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; New England Patriots cornerback J.C. Jackson (27) / David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports
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3. DeVante Parker, WR

This is a move that wouldn't create a lot of cap space but it feels like something that needs to happen. A post-June 1 cut would open the door for $1.4 million in cap savings. DeVante Parker was part of a receiving core that was dreadful in 2023.

Parker has been hampered by injuries over the past few years, missing at least four games in three straight seasons. He also hasn't suited up in a full season since 2019. Even when he was on the field, Parker wasn't that productive.

The Louisville product had difficulty creating separation from defenders and didn't bring down those contested catches on a consistent basis. Over the last two seasons, Parker had 64 receptions for 933 yards, and three touchdowns.

He isn't a playmaker that would be missed in New England. The entire offense needs a revamp because they trotted out a terrible group. Last season, the Patriots were ranked 30th in total offense (276.2), 28th in passing offense (180.5), and tied for 31st in points per game (13.9).

Parker is 31 years old and will be turning 32 during the 2024 NFL season. The abundance of cap space allows the Patriots to be active on the free-agent market. In June 2023, Parker signed a three-year, $33 million extension with New England but it may be time for these sides to split.

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