Did The Patriots Miss Out By Not Getting DeAndre Hopkins?
I am very disappointed in the New England Patriots for not being aggressive in trading for DeAndre Hopkins. Hopkins ended up signing with the Titans instead of New England where they could've used him to drastically improve their wide receiver room. He never drops passes, is very strong and fast, and is a terrific route runner. The pressure is on for Bill Belichick and the Patriots to deliver this season as they have missed the playoffs the past few seasons and haven't won a playoff game since Tom Brady left. Below is my quick take on this from the Times Union:
The New Patriots totally missed on wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins, and it was all because they would not spend the money. Hopkins would have been a perfect fit for quarterback Mac Jones who needs a playmaker who can stretch the field under new offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien. Too many times we have seen owner Bob Kraft take a pass, and losing Hopkins to Tennessee was a mistake. Head coach Bill Belichick will figure it out, but New England is nowhere the juggernaut team they used to be in the AFC-East. It hasn't been the same since they parted ways with Tom Brady. Spending less money than ever before does not equal a winning formula.
I still think the Pats won't finish last in the division as most experts are picking them to finish dead last in the AFC East this year. It is a big year for Mac Jones and I think he will deliver and the Patriots will surprise some people even without DeAndre Hopkins.