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Bill Belichick, Patriots the clear winner of NFL free agency with spending bonanza

It was known league wide that the New England Patriots had plenty of money to spend this offseason, but one would imagine there are a lot of surprised general managers at how aggressive Bill Belichick and the Patriots have been right out of the gates in the first two days of the legal tampering period during NFL free agency.

The Patriots have addressed gaps on defense, on offense, and even on special teams as they look to find their way back to the playoffs in 2021.

Bill Belichick And Patriots Win NFL Free Agency

Bill Belichick, Patriots, NFL Free Agency

On offense, the Patriots resigned Cam Newton to a one year deal before things got going on Monday. It was a move that was far from a sure thing, and some believe there will still be competition at the position and that Newton isn’t a for sure lock to be the week one starter.

Regardless of who plays quarterback for the Patriots in 2021, they will have a revamped core of weapons.

New England added the top two tight ends on the market in a lot of eyes, by signing Hunter Henry to a three-year deal ($25 million guaranteed) and signing Jonnu Smith away from the Tennessee Titans on a four-year deal ($31.25 million guaranteed)

If that wasn’t enough in the pass catching department, the Patriots added wide receivers Nelson Agholor and Kendrick Bourne as well. It’s a completely new list of fresh faces that will be catching passes and in the case of Henry and Smith, run blocking for the Patriots.

The defense was not forgotten about as New England addressed many needs. They added pass rushing linebacker Matt Judon, formerly of the Baltimore Ravens, to a four-year deal and dished out a four-year contract to cornerback Jalen Mills as well.

Add on defensive linemen Davon Godchaux and the re-addition of Deatrich Wise, and it’s been a hell of a two day run for the Patriots.

They are spending a lot but doing so effectively by adding solid talent across the board. Beware of the New England Patriots and a Bill Belichick with weapons on the roster.