Creating the ultimate New England Patriots team that could win a Super Bowl in 2023

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Wide receivers

Kendrick Bourne, Antonio Brown, Julian Edelman, Chris Hogan, Jakobi Meyers, Cordarrelle Patterson

The debate of how great or not the Patriots' wide receivers have been over the years can be had until the end of time, but deciding who to pick for this team was not easy, even with that in mind.

Of course, the most obvious first choice is Julian Edelman, with Jakobi Meyers listed right behind him. The contributions made by Edelman during his eleven-year career can't be overstated. At the same time, Meyers' performance shouldn't be looked past either, even if they are vastly different.

Then things get a little bit more complicated.

Although he was only on the team for one game in the 2019 season, the possibilities of a Tom Brady run offense with Antonio Brown as the WR1 are endless. We were all looking forward to an entire season of seeing that connection but were robbed of it in New England because of Brown's apparent downward spiral.

Choosing Chris Hogan and Cordarrelle Patterson may surprise some, especially since neither were star performers during their time with the team. But Hogan more than proved to be a tough competitor through three seasons and had the best performances of his career during that time.

Patterson would bring the duality of a receiver and running back, which Belichick first utilized and has now become Patterson's dominant position. He would create more opportunities for the offense while instilling some worry in opposing defenses upon seeing him on the field.

Kendrick Bourne feels like the best choice to include one of the newer receivers on the team. Despite a forgettable 2022 season, his first year with the Patriots stands out. It was his most productive season to date, even sitting behind Meyers on the depth chart, and he really came alive in the latter half of the season.

Imagining this group together on one team is unfathomable. The talent and versatility they would bring to the offense is what most Patriots fans wanted for Brady long before his departure in 2019.