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Should Patriots ‘Pass or Pursue’ these top free…

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Should Patriots 'Pass or Pursue' these top free...


It is no secret that the New England Patriots are in the need of some pass catching help.

After having one of the least skilled receiving corps for the past two seasons, look for that to change this spring.

The Patriots have a ton of options in their hunt for wide receiver talent.

This year’s draft may not hold the plethora of WR talent that 2020’s did, but there are certainly some game-breakers who could be available at New England’s No. 15 slot.

There’s also some intriguing names that could be available via trade.

With the Patriots having near $65 million in cap space and this year’s stellar pass catching free agency class, though, you have to think Bill Belichick is set to pursue and spend on some of the big names available.

Any of the top names would be huge gets for New England, but which names should Belichick focus on?

TAMPA, FLORIDA – NOVEMBER 29: Chris Godwin #14 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers attempts to make a catch in the third quarter against Juan Thornhill #22 and Rashad Fenton #27 of the Kansas City Chiefs during their game at Raymond James Stadium on November 29, 2020 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Chris Godwin

Chris Godwin seems headed towards a reunion with the Tamp Bay Buccaneers, whether that be a new contract or the franchise tag. The Super Bowl champion has made it known that he is interested in returning… for the right price.

Wouldn’t it be sweet for the Patriots to steal Tom Brady’s favorite target?

If somehow talks slip and the Bucs decide not to franchise tag, though, Godwin will be one of the most coveted receivers on the market.

After a breakout year in 2019, Godwin continued to shine this season in a loaded Bucs receiving unit despite several games missed due to injury.

Chris Godwin would easily be the top option on most teams in the NFL, and most certainly on the Patriots. Bill Belichick would have to love his versatility and big play capabilities.

Verdict: Pursue

Should Patriots ‘Pass or Pursue’ these top free agent wide receivers?