What does Patriots' 2021 season look like with elite tight ends and Cam Newton?

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What does Pats' 2021 season look like with elite tight ends and Cam Newton? originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

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What would the New England Patriots' upcoming season look like with an offense led by Cam Newton at quarterback and two elite tight ends -- Jonnu Smith and Hunter Henry -- highlighting a revamped passing attack?

The Patriots needed to bolster their depth and talent at tight end over the offseason and they made a massive splash in the NFL free agent market by signing Smith and Henry to multi-year deals. These two tight ends should make a substantial impact on the team's offense, one that ranked in the bottom third of several passing categories in 2020.

Our partners at Strat-O-Matic simulated the 2021 season and the results were interesting, to say the least. Let's take a look at what unfolded.

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