The Patriots will look plenty different in 2020 without Tom Brady on the field in Foxborough.
A new era has begun in New England as a new quarterback will start under center next season. Brady’s historic run in a Patriots uniform has come to a dramatic ending, but that doesn’t necessarily mean New England won’t have success in 2020.
While many believe it’s time for Bill Belichick to temporarily throw in the towel and go through a rebuilding year, Patriots star special teams player Matthew Slater has other plans.
The veteran Slater believes all the goals are the same for the Patriots next season, despite being without the services of No. 12:
“I don’t think the goals change at all,” Slater said, via Phil Perry of NBCSportsBoston.com. “I don’t think the standards change at all. . . . We’re not the victims here. You don’t have time to waste any season in the NFL.”
Odds for what place the Patriots will finish in the AFC East in 2020 (BetOnline):
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There’s no way to try and predict what the Patriots will look like this upcoming season without Brady.
The veteran QB has been critical to New England’s historic run. But with Brady off to Tampa Bay, the Patriots have a quarterback competition to sort though for the first time in 20 years.
It’ll take a while for us all to get used to watching the Patriots play without No. 12 on the field.