Patriots send clear message on Day One : In Belichick We Trust

 

The Patriots hit the ground crawling on day one of the tampering period, but showed the world they think .   Bill can draft – Bill Can Trade – Bill can bring in the Free Agents. 

Wolf and Mayo obviously feel there is a ton of talent on the bones of their former hard-ass boss’ vision of this roster. They started by inking Kendrick Bourne ( coming off ACL surgery)  to a three year deal that could be worth north of 30 million dollars. They then pivoted to Hunter Henry again feeling Bill hit on a weapon they will need going forward. Inking the Tight End to three years and 27 million dollars. Then the bomb dropped. Mike Onweu is back in a big way. Three years and 57 million dollars to the former Michigan man who was a sixth round pick in 2020. 

Kyle Dugger was hit with the transition tag early – Jaylor Ragor was brought back as was tackle Tyrone Wheatley – Buffalo cast off and Belichick pick up Alex Austin will return in 2024 and for good measure the Patriots went out and made sure they had their next Quarterbacks mentor in former Belichick third round draft pick Jacoby Brissett. 

Now don’t get me wrong. Wolf and Mayo went out and made some smart moves of their own. They got a pass catching back in Antonio Gibson to a three year contract, RIGHT TACKLE Chukwuma Okorafor came full circle when he signed on here. Okorafor was replaced in the Steelers starting lineup by Brodrick Jones who they took with the Patriots pick on a 2023 draft day deal that landed the Patriots Christian Gonzalez. Still Very Belichickian if you ask this writer. And later inked Special teams stand out Sione Takitaki away from the Browns, Takitaki role had expanded over the last two seasons in Cleveland as he hit the field on forty and sixty percent of the Browns defensive snaps over the last two years. 

The work here for Mayo – Wolf and Kraft’s wallet are far from done, and they did what I asked them to do on Monday’s Locked on Patriots with host Mike D’Abate. Took care of their house first. Now lets see some real cash get burned. Bring in that number one WR “ weaponize “ that offence. The early moves were smart. There is no doubt about that. Then again, In Bill we trust. 

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Author: Thomas Murphy