Three dream scenarios for the Patriots in the 2024 NFL Offseason

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Let's get a ways ahead of ourselves and look toward the 2024 NFL offseason. What are some dream scenarios that could play out for the Patriots next year? There could be a ton of change within the organization next year, or none at all. There is so much at stake in the 2023 season for this team that it's hard to explain.

Between the head coach and quarterback, the two most important people for a football team, the Patriots have it all on the line. Bill Belichick and Mac Jones could both be out of their respective jobs with the New England Patriots if the 2023 season goes south.

However, on the flip side, both men could end up finishing their careers here if the 2023 season goes well. Let's dive into three dream scenarios for the New England Patriots in the 2024 NFL offseason.

Three dream scenarios for the Patriots in the 2024 NFL Offseason

The questions about the franchise QB were answered the season before

This is perhaps the best possible scenario that can play out for the New England Patriots next offseason. Ideally, Mac Jones enjoys the best season of his NFL career with Bill O'Brien, officially shutting the door on any questions about him being a franchise QB in the NFL.

This would cross off a huge question on the Patriots' to-do list and would make everyone's life so much easier going forward. It would allow the Patriots to focus in on improving the roster around Jones.

The Patriots find or have their WR1 of the future

When Tom Brady was in town, the Patriots did not need a true WR1 for the most part because of how good Brady was. There's about a 0% chance that Mac Jones becomes as good as Tom Brady, so getting a true WR1 on the roster in the mold of a Stefon Diggs, Ja'Marr Chase, etc., would be smart.

Someone on the roster right now could emerge as the WR1 for the team in 2023. Maybe JuJu Smith-Schuster or Kayshon Boutte end up showing that kind of potential? You never know. Maybe the Patriots look to the WR free agent market in 2024, which looks very deep at the moment. Maybe the team takes to the 2024 NFL Draft to find that guy.

They have a few avenues to solve this roster issue, and it'd be neat to see them find that guy when next offseason rolls around.

The Patriots keep their young players around after strong 2023 performanes

Three players who I am referring to here are Kyle Dugger, Mike Onwenu, and Josh Uche, who were all drafted in the 2020 NFL Draft and are all currently projected to be free agents at the end of the year. Ideally, each player plays well enough in 2023 and the Patriots promptly ink all three to long-term contracts.

Keeping young, talented players within the organization is one of the best things a team can do to sustain success for the future. Each team who wins the Super Bowl, in every single year, all boast young players who contribute significantly to the SB win.

If the Patriots were to let all of them hit the market for some reason, they'd likely have three gaping holes at those respective positions.