FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS - SEPTEMBER 13: Cam Newton #1 of the New England Patriots (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
The New England Patriots will have an absolutely pivotal NFL Draft ahead of them this offseason.
Not only will Bill Belichick have to potentially find a quarterback of the future after a disappointing showing from Cam Newton, but he also has to figure out what other parts of this depleted roster need some beefing up.
The lack of wide receiver talent made it difficult for New England to do much of anything on offense.
Even on Belichick’s preferred side of the ball, some inexperience and roster deficiencies due to COVID-19 opt-outs meant that New England’s defense was unable to replicate their 2019-20 performance.