There is merit in the New England Patriots’ decision to retain the majority of their 10-7 team from the previous campaign. Having saying that, more talented AFC sides have taken a similar approach.
These teams have prioritised making improvements, which has made things worse and is currently driving Patriots supporters wild.
Miami Dolphins is one of the groups of teams. The Dolphins have spent heavily in free agency after winning eight of their last nine games.
Terron Armstead, Cedrick Williams, Chase Edmonds, Raheem Mostert, and Connor Williams are among their most prominent acquisitions.
In addition, they recently acquired Tyreek Hill through a trade while keeping Mike Gesicki, Emmanuel Ogbah, and Teddy Bridgewater as Tua Tagovailoa’s backup quarterbacks.
It Would be Shocking News for Quarterbacks Everywhere
Don’t immediately disregard the concept. Who else in NFL history, outside TB12, could have gotten away with retiring, then coming out of retirement to rejoin his old team (the Buccaneers).
Signing free agents like Russell Gage and Ryan Jensen, and then secretly negotiating a trade with the Dolphins? If this occurred, the Buccaneers would be in a very difficult situation.
What other options do the Buccaneers have save trading for Baker Mayfield (in which case Tua might go back to Tampa Bay)? For Tampa Bay, there are no dependable quarterback options.
Arnold is not exactly regarded as an NFL insider, therefore it is difficult to determine the veracity of this allegation.
After the former Patriots play-by-play man revealed the news, insider Jeff Howe of The Athletic promptly put a damper on the narrative.
According to Mike Reiss of ESPN, talks between the two parties have reportedly stopped since August, raising doubts about the 42-year-potential old’s return to New England.
Reiss noted that it would be in the Patriots’ best interest to contract Brady before March 18, when he would be a free agent, and they will be stuck with $13.5 million in dead salary-cap space.
Brady has played with the Patriots for the entirety of his 20-year NFL career, but given the team’s offensive struggles.
And surprise loss to the Tennessee Titans in the AFC Wild Card Round, he may soon be on the move.