Here come many unhappy fans after reading this, unless you’re from New England, of course. The Patriots are coming off yet another Super Bowl win, and it’s safe to say they’ll be going back to the same place this upcoming season.
After making several big changes to their roster, the Patriots look for a very successful year. Just when you thought they couldn’t get better, the Patriots proved everyone wrong, yet again.
Here’s why New England will hang up their sixth Super Bowl banner, without losing a game.
Tom Brady Returns
Tom “The G.O.A.T” Brady is back for his 18th season with the New England Patriots, and according to him, he is in the best shape of his life at age 39.
Many are aware of the comeback, arguably the best Super Bowl game in history, where Tom did the impossible. Being down 25 points, 28-3, with a little under two minutes left in the third, Brady and the Patriots rallied back to finish 34-28 and celebrate their fifth Super Bowl Ring.
Coming into this upcoming season, Brady is ranked No. 1 for the NFL’s Top 100 Players of 2017. Is this a surprise? Not at all.
Patriots’ wide receiver Julian Edelman, finds it “unbelievable to see a 39-year-old (Tom Brady) play like he’s 29,” according to Bleacher Report. Fortunately for New England, it seems as Tom Brady is getting stronger year-by-year.
The Patriots will hold a lethal roster this upcoming season, mainly behind the leadership of Tom Brady. Brady’s ability to involve his whole offense is one of the reasons why they dominate year-by-year.
Patriots acquire Wide RECEIVER Brandin Cooks
On March 11, 2017, the Patriots announced they acquired Brandin Cooks from the New Orleans Saints. The Patriots agreed to trade their 2017 first-round draft pick as well as the third-round pick for the speedy wide receiver and a fourth-round pick.
Last season with the Saints, Brandin Cooks posted 1,173 yards on 78 receptions with eight touchdowns.
Cooks was truly an ideal target for Drew Brees, who also works in a pass-first offense like Brady.
The Patriots will work Cooks into their passing offense. Cooks posted a 4.33 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine. Clearly, speed is one of Cook’s strongest talents. This is something Brady will use to his advantage.
Cooks will join receivers Julian Edelman, Chris Hogan, Danny Amendola and Malcolm Mitchell, making this team even better at receiving. As the Pats add Cooks, Brady will have more open targets, something that we thought could not peak any further.
Watch out for Brandin Cooks this upcoming season, as he joins forces with the best quarterback in NFL history.
Patriots acquire Tight End Dwayne Allen
On March 9, 2017, the Patriots announced the official trade with the Indianapolis Colts, involving tight end Dwayne Allen and future draft picks.
Martellus Bennett was open to free agency, and he signed with Green Bay, leaving Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots.
The Patriots quickly jumped on the phone, and formed a trade to receive Allen, a multi-purpose tight end.
Last season, Dwayne Allen posted six touchdowns on 35 receptions. However, Allen had an on-going ankle injury that limited him to playing time.
Dwayne Allen will join Pro Bowl tight end Rob Gronkowski, inevitably strengthening this offense with tight end power.
With the newly added tight end, Tom Brady will have two deadly tight ends for targets and protection. Dwayne Allen will fit into the Patriots offense very smoothly.
Bill Belichick is entering his 18th season as the head coach of the New England Patriots. Throughout his journey with the organization, he has captured all five rings as the head coach.
It is clear that Belichick is the best coach in his era, and an obvious contender in all time history. What can we expect Belichick to do this upcoming season?
He is going to continue to develop unknown players into big names. Malcolm Butler is a great example. Two years ago, you probably had no idea who this guy was, until Butler made the end-zone interception to raise their fourth Super Bowl banner. One year later, Butler is being ranked as a top five cornerback in the NFL.
Honestly, that’s Bilichick’s main strength besides winning games. He is a risk-taker. He scouts these young players who would usually go late in the draft, and makes them veteran caliber players in the NFL.
Malcolm Butler was signed as rookie free agent in May of 2014. Now look, he’s an all star cornerback playing for the strongest team in the league.
Don’t be surprised if you see a unknown player develop into a team leader this upcoming season. It’s obvious that Belichick is good at what he does.
The Patriots are fully capable of going undefeated (again), like previous years. This team will exceed the boundaries and bring home its sixth Super Bowl trophy.
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