Head coach Jerod Mayo is tasked with rebuilding the Patriots organization and stepping into the shoes of future Hall-of-Fame head coach Bill Belichick. Mayo played in the NFL from 2008-2015 so he knows what it takes to succeed in the league.
New England struggled immensely in 2023, logging a 4-13 record, their worst mark since 2000. The Patriots badly need reinforcements on the offensive side of the football. They finished the regular season 30th in the league in total offense (276.2), 28th in passing offense, and tied for 31st in scoring offense (13.9).
Mayo knows you need productive difference-makers to be able to compete in the NFL and Patriots fans can expect them to be active in the offseason.
New England will roll into the offseason with an estimated $70 million in cap space per Spotrac. A boatload of money gives the Patriots the chance to be aggressive in the open market.
During the 2023 season, they didn't have a single pass-catcher with more than 49 receptions, 561 receiving yards, or four touchdowns. These numbers are unacceptable for a modern-day NFL offense, especially with the big-time playmakers spread across the league.
The Patriots have the likes of Stefon Diggs, Tyreek Hill, Garrett Wilson, and Jaylen Waddle playing in the AFC East. Mayo seems to be very confident in New England's ability to bring in talent to compete with that group.
Due to the uncertainty revolving around the quarterback position, New England may need to overpay to bring some guys to New England but they'll have the funds to do so. Getting some dogs in Foxborough is a must.
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