David Andrews Takes Massive Shot at Bill Belichick With Retirement Update

The Patriots offensive lineman reveals why he is returning to New England and the answer is not kind to Bill Belichick.
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The New England Patriots went through a transformative offseason. With a new head coach and decision makers in place, the Patriots have entered a new era that doesn't involve Bill Belichick.

The roster has gone through similarly significant changes. There will be a new quarterback at the helm, whether it is Drake Maye or Jacoby Brissett to start the season.

One question Patriots fans had heading into the offseason was the future of David Andrews. The long-time starting center in New England, Andrews had hinted at a potential retirement. However, it looks like he will be returning for the final year of his contract. His reason for coming back for another season doesn't reflect well on Bill Belichick.

Patriots News: David Andrews Takes Shot at Bill Belichick

Starting his remarks by saying that the past year was a long one, Andrews revealed that he considered retiring. However, the changes that the organization went through this winter brought a new level of excitement for Andrews.

"Obviously with the changes and everything - got to talk with Mayo, sit down with him. I was very excited to be a part of something new, a change. Hopefully, try to figure it out and start something new and something good and be a part of the process was something I was excited about."

Patriots center David Andrews

It sounds like the 31-year-old offensive lineman likely would have retired if Belichick stayed in charge. The direction the organization decided to go by bringing in Jerod Mayo reminded him of the desire he still has to play football.

Andrews played all 17 games last season and was once again one of the better centers in the NFL, according to Pro Football Focus. He projects to be the starter over Jake Andrews, which should help rookie signal-caller Drake Maye in his transition to the NFL.

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