4 reasons to feel optimistic about the New England Patriots' upcoming season

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After an incredibly disappointing 2022 season for many reasons, many fans have developed a pessimistic mindset regarding the Patriots' future.

The 20-year run of dominating the division and the league came to a screeching halt when Tom Brady left in 2020, and the rebuilding process began.

It hasn't gone smoothly, as they have faced many obstacles on their path to this point, but there is a lot to be optimistic about when looking ahead to the upcoming season.

From exciting additions in free agency and what (maybe prematurely) appears to be a successful draft to the return of Bill O'Brien and Adrian Klemm and the exit of Matt Patricia, the significant changes needed and made have brought back hope for much of New England.

Although there is a list of things to be excited about, four aspects have seemingly brought the most optimism for the season ahead.