Are The Patriots Signing AJ Green?
Are the Patriots signing AJ Green?
Green, 31, is one of the best wide receivers of his generation.
Despite missing the entirety of the 2019 season with an ankle injury, he is viewed by many as an instant difference-maker on the offensive side of the ball whenever he takes the field.
Recently, Matt Miller of the Bleacher Report suggested that the Patriots may be interested in ultimately acquiring Green this offseason.
Regardless of what happens with Tom Brady, New England will need reliable target for their quarterback to throw to – regardless of who that quarterback is.
If Brady re-signs, he will appreciate having Green going deep on his passes.
If he leaves and the organization is forced to after someone like Teddy Bridgewater from the New Orleans Saints, he too will get maximum productivity out of Green.
Obviously there is also a scenario where the Bengals may choose to retain Green to pair him with incoming LSU quarterback, Joe Burrow.
But that just means that New England has to come up with a better offer than what the Bengals can bring to the table.
Seeing as the Bengals are the Bengals, that should not be all that difficult.
Miller also suggested that the Patriots take a closer look at tight end Hunter Henry.
Henry is fresh off a career year, notching 652 yards and five scores on 55 catches.
Like Green, he too is a free agent heading into this offseason.
If New England were to get both of these guys before Brady makes his decision on next season, there is a very good chance they might sway him towards returning.
Free agency officially kicks off in March.
At that point, it will be very interesting to see what direction New England brass ultimately decides to go in to improve the roster.
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