Though the team has yet to announce it, all indications show that the Pats and quarterback Tom Brady have agreed on a three-year contract extension that will keep the future Hall of Famer in New England through the 2017 season. That’s at least four more years of Brady under center.
So, with the QB situation resolved (as if it wasn’t already?) for the immediate future, where must the team place its focus now?
This offseason, the team not only has a number of holes that need filling, but new holes could be created depending on how it deals with its roster. With both Wes Welker and Aqib Talib entering free agency, the Patriots could find themselves with a dearth of receivers and even more problems in an already-weak secondary.
There’s also the issue of Rob Gronkowski‘s health. Gronk played in only 11 games last season, and that comes on the heels of ankle issues that bothered him during the 2011 playoffs. Of course, injury concerns have been exacerbated by Gronkowski’s offseason partying, which some critics say needs to be curtailed.