4 Most Overrated Patriots From the 2023-24 NFL Season

There were plenty of underwhelming individual performances for the New England Patriots. Here are the biggest ones.

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3. Entire Wide Receiver Corps

This may be a cop-out, but considering how much of a disaster this entire wide receiver group was, it feels right.

There are obviously varying degrees of overratedness and underwhelmingness in this group. It is hard to judge receiving in a non-functional offense, but it's safe to say none of the receivers, except rookie DeMario Douglas, covered themselves in glory.

JuJu Smith-Schuster and DeVante Parker, the two-highest paid receivers on the team, finished the season with one touchdown. Tyquan Thornton and Jalen Reagor haven't shown enough despite both being highly-touted prospects that excited Patriots fans at some point.

In this awful wide receiver season, Kendrick Bourne looked like a real deal before suffering an ACL tear. But even his season may be overrated and only look great compared to the production of other wideouts on the team.

It shouldn't be a surprise that PFF has Bourne 66th, Parker 83rd, Smith-Schuster 100th, and Reagor 121st among 128 wide receivers ranked for the season.