After starting to retool their offense, here is a look at what the New England Patriots offense will look like heading into the 2020 season.
The New England Patriots have been retooling their offense during the offseason in preparation of utilizing a new starting quarterback for the first time in 20 years.
Despite veteran quarterback Brian Hoyer being on the roster — and the signing of two undrafted rookie free agent quarterbacks after last week’s NFL Draft — Jarrett Stidham is still next in line to become the No. 1 quarterback option for the Patriots this season.
The return of David Andrews immediately improves and upgrades the offensive line. The struggles last season started with the offensive line and had a trickling effect that really hurt the overall running game.
To furthermore help the issue, it’s a true credit to the Patriots who have done a great job of acquiring talented offensive linemen and creating depth throughout the last three years.
In addition to the offensive line, the Patriots needed to address their tight end position, which is a position that they had zero production at last year in the first season without Rob Gronkowski. Gronk has since come out of retirement to play with Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers — in case you hadn’t heard.
The Patriots drafted two tight ends, Devin Asiasi and Dalton Keene, in the third round of the draft this year.
There is no doubting that the Patriots have needed to upgrade their wide receiver group for what seems like years now, but due to Tom Brady and his preference for playing with veteran receivers, the Pats haven’t really had the opportunity to retool the position in recent years.
The Pats did use a first round pick last year to draft N’Keal Harry, who the team is hoping can become a premier wide receiver in the NFL.
All in all, the New England Patriots will be starting the season with a new quarterback, an upgraded offensive line, and talented weaponry in hopes of setting a new identity for themselves on offense this season.