The New England Patriots will surely be in the market for a new quarterback in 2024, but what about the other huge questions that this roster has? What else does the team have to fix on their roster? Well, on offense, a stud wide receiver is necessary. Some youth at tight end would be nice, and some long-term clarity on the offensive line is a must.
Defensively, who runs with Christian Gonzalez going forward? What about the pass rush? Does the team try and bring back Josh Uche and Matthew Judon next year? This roster has some serious blemishes and a ton of uncertainty. The QB is obviously the most important position on the roster, and that will likely take the top headlines.
But beyond that, what other non-QB questions with the Patriots have to answer?
3 non-quarterback questions the Patriots must answer next offseason
Where do the New England Patriots find consistency at wide receiver?
Well, there are some names that are projected to be on the free agent market this coming offseason. The most coveted one will be Tee Higgins, who is a sidekick to Ja'Marr Chase in Cincinnati. Higgins likely wants to go to a place where he will be the unquestioned WR1 and will also make as much money as he can get.
Fortunately, the Patriots can offer both of those things. They have plenty cap space to be able to offer him a very lucrative contract, and they don't have anyone else on the roster who is close to being as good as Higgins. This would be a win-win for both sides, but you never know, a team could outbid the Patriots. New England could also turn to the 2024 NFL Draft to try and find a stud at the position.
The two best names appear to be Marvin Harrison Jr and Keon Coleman. Both players profile very nicely at the next level, so this could be an avenue that the team explores. Either way, they need to get this position right.