NFL Franchise Exit Report: New England Patriots

By: Little Italy (Publisher)

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Division: AFC East

2020 Finish: 18th

Record: (7-9)

2021 First RD Draft Pick: 15th

What went Right in 2020?

From where I stand, there is not a single thing that went right for this Patriots team in 2020. Maybe the fact that they did not make the playoffs is what went right, because they were not deserving of even being in consideration during the 2020 season. In terms of fantasy production in 2020, the Pats come in dead last and were by far the worst in fantasy point production. Sure, Jakobi Meyers and Damien Harris flashed at times, but overall this team was just awful.

What Needs to Improve in 2021?

The biggest area in need of improvement this season is at quarterback. The Patriots need a real change at QB because it was quite clear that Cam Newton is not the answer to their quarterback problem. It is also painfully obvious that Jarrett Stidham is not going to be the answer at QB either. In addition to QB, the Patriots need to find some playmakers at the wide receiver position, whether it be via free agency or the draft, but the Patriots are terrible at drafting wide receivers so free agency may be the best route. Next time I will dive into the Franchise Exit Report for the Arizona Cardinals.