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Patriots free agency analysis: Jonnu Smith gives New England’s offense a dynamic playmaker

It did not take long for the New England Patriots to make their first big splash of free agency. Just one hour into the legal tampering period, they addressed one of their biggest weaknesses on the offensive side of the ball by signing tight end Jonnu Smith to a four-year, $50 million contract.

Given his contract and talent it is no stretch of the imagination to assume that Smith will take over as New England’s new number one tight end this season. With that said, let’s find out more about the 26-year-old.

Hard facts

Name: Jonnu Smith

Position: Tight end

Opening day age: 26

Size: 6-foot-3, 250 pounds

Contract: 4 years, $50 million ($31.