Colin Cowherd: "New England is admitting they were wrong. They move off guys all the time. They still have the best coach in football, a top 5 OL, and a top 5 defense. This morning they feel like a playoff team. The only reason we think less of New England is because of how successful Brady has been. There are four teams who are locks to make the playoffs - Chiefs, Bucs, Packers, and Bills. There are two teams who are close to locks - Rams and Ravens. Then I'd be surprised if the Colts, Patriots, and Seahawks missed the playoffs." (Full Segment Above)
Listen to Colin Cowherd discuss the New England Patriots’ wild off-season spending spree, and explain why he thinks he would be very surprised if the Patriots don’t make the postseason next year.
On Monday the Patriots offered a record-setting $172 million to free agents on the first day of ‘legal tampering’, and then continued their expenditure barrage with three years and $37.5 million more to former Chargers tight end Hunter Henry.
Add that to Matthew Judon signing a four-year, $56 million deal, Jonnu Smith signing a four-year deal for $50 million deal, Jalen Mills signing for four years and $24 million, Nelson Algolar signing for two years and $26 million, Kendrick Bourne for three years and $22 million, and Davon Godchaux for two years and $16 million, and the Patriots effectively rebuilt every level of their roster.
Check out the segment above as Colin lauds Bill Belichick for acknowledging his shortcomings when it comes to drafting skill position players and outsourcing for help, and letting the dollars fly on smart deals that covered a wide array of players.