What is the Future of These 4 Important People of the Patriots? The Future of New England: Part 1
The Patriots lost, and many are questioning how they lost. But what about the Future of New England? Here are 4 people whose future is questionable with the Patriots, and what the future may hold.
Well, I thought that the Patriots were going to win, just like 80% of the public. While many are talking about the problems that the Patriots had in Super Bowl LII, lets look TO THE FUTURE! The Patriots are known to be the consistent team, that is ALWAYS in the Super Bowl. However, I believe that the Patriots may never BE the SAME again. The Patriots have many questions, and problems that will emerge in the next few months, and I took to the chalkboard (just kidding, I use the internet) to answer/analyzing the different problems, and question marks that the Patriots are going to (or already have) have to solve in the future.
Many consider old Billy to be the best (or at least one of the best) head coaches of all time. Bill Belichick has won 5 Super Bowls, and has appeared in 8. However, in Super Bowl 52, he has gotten criticized by MANY fans for benching Malcom Butler for unknown reasons. Add that controversy, with the fact that he lost the game, and many people are not happy with Bill Belichick. But the biggest factor may be that Bill Belichick is 65 years old, and he is not getting any younger. Pete Carrol is the only current NFL head coach who is older than Belichick. And the oldest NFL Head Coach in NFL history was 72 years old. Belichick is only 7 years away from being the oldest head coach in history, but it would not be surprising if he retires before that moment. Most head coaches retire before 65, so Belichick is already older than most head coaches already. So the future, whether this offseason, or in 5 years, will end with Bill Belichick retiring.
Brady lost the game, yes. But it was not completely his fault (although he did fumble at the end). But throwing for over 500 yards in the biggest game of the year does not sound like underachieving. However, Brady definetly was not looking his “Best” this entire season. He was still good, but you could definitely tell that he is starting to age a little. Brady is 40, and is about to be 41 in the fall. No one beats FATHER TIME! Except George Blanda, but that doesn’t count. Brady has two years left on his contract, and I could see him play for both of those seasons (or another Super Bowl Win, whichever comes first). So the future may have Brady at QB for the next 2 years, but probably not much further than that.
Easy. Butler played over 90% of the defensive snaps for the Patriots in the regular season. But he only got on the field once in Super 52. Why? We do not know. But what we do know is this…Butler was not happy about it, and he is a free agent this offseason, so the inevitable is going to happen…Butler is not going to be living in New England for much longer.
Gronk gets injured…ALL THE TIME…ALL…THE…TIME!!! He got injured in 2017, almost missed the Super Bowl, and missed over half of the 2016 season (plus other seasons). Gronkowski is a big guy, and is one of the most athletic players in the NFL. However, after 8 seasons in the NFL, his body is taking a toll. Gronkowski hinted that he may retire this offseason, which is big news in of itself. If not this year, than soon. Gronk is one of the most dynamic weapons that the Patriots have, so if he leaves, that will leave a big hole on the team.
And that is all I have for this article…But there is much more to analyze, which is why I will be making a PART 2 to this article. I have not done a Sports Multi-Series for awhile, and what is next could be even more serious, and troubling for the Patriots than what I pointed out above, so hit the follow button (if you haven’t already) to get notified when that article comes out. Or you can follow me on Twitter to get notified (or here sarcastic Sports comments): @Mister_Bassett. But remember, be the best sports fan you can possibly be, and do WLYF.