Patriots fans are up in arms over the absence of Trent Brown. With 59 sacks, the Patriots will be without his presence and many think they lack a player with his ability on their roster right now.

The “2020 new england patriots” is the Patriots’ top pick in 2020. Kendrick Bourne wants to see Trent Brown return, but it’s unlikely that will happen.

Patriots Kendrick Bourne Wants Trent Brown to Return

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Kendrick Bourne of the New England Patriots is a powerful locker room presence. The wide receiver’s good attitude and contagious demeanor have been praised by Bill Belichick and Bourne’s teammates.

Bourne was one of rookie quarterback Mac Jones’ biggest boosters this season, and now he’s showing his support for another teammate through social media. This summer, Bourne expressed his wish for free agency right tackle Trent Brown to re-sign with the Patriots.

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On his Instagram story, Bourne posted the following message and photograph for Brown:

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Brown, who stands 6’8′′ and is a fan favorite, will be a key component on the Patriots’ offensive line in 2021. Bourne and others in Patriots Nation have every right to want him back.

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Trent Brown’s Predicament

Brown was re-acquired by the Patriots from the Raiders in exchange for a seventh-round selection this past summer. In 2020, the 28-year-old was dealing with ailments and sickness, and he was ready to leave Sin City.

Brown was inserted into New England’s starting offensive line in Week 1, but he hurt his calf in the team’s season-opening defeat to the Miami Dolphins. Brown was sidelined for weeks 2-9 before returning to help the Patriots go on a four-game winning run that includes blowout victories over the Cleveland Browns, Atlanta Falcons, Tennessee Titans, and a close win over the Buffalo Bills.

The Patriots and Brown had their greatest run of the season during that time. In the ten games he participated in, the squad finished 5-5–including the playoff defeat to the Bills. Brown’s contract has expired, and he will become a free agent. It’ll be fascinating to see whether Belichick wants to try again with a larger player who has had a string of injuries throughout his career.

After all, the Patriots went 5-3 without Brown on the field last season, and in the worst-case scenario, Mike Onwenu could take over at right tackle in 2022.


Kendrick Bourne Requires a Quick Running Partner

Bourne had an unexpectedly good season. He finished the season with career highs in catches (55), yards (800), and receiving touchdowns (five), tying a season high.

Despite his success, Bourne and the rest of the Patriots’ offense are in desperate need of a speed boost. The Patriots are almost barren of the kind of quick wide receiver who becomes a huge problem after the catch, just as they are lacking burners at cornerback, safety, and linebacker.

Nelson Agholor was meant to be a lethal downfield weapon for the squad. Unfortunately, neither the squad nor the fans were impressed with Agholor’s performance. Agholor only had 37 catches for 473 yards and three touchdowns after signing a two-year, $22 million deal in the summer.

All of those numbers are among Agholor’s lowest in his career. Next season, the Patriots may be inclined to part ways with Agholor. In any scenario, the inclusion of a speed merchant to open up the middle ranges might improve Bourne’s overall efficacy.

 

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