Though the Patriots season ended in a disappointing loss in the NFL’s wild-card round, New England fans have plenty of reason to be hopeful for the future. One of the big parts of the Patriots’ long-term optimism came from the 2021 rookie class, with two players in particular standing out. Quarterback Mac Jones and defensive tackle Christian Barmore, both selected out of Alabama, excelled for New England in their debut NFL seasons.
The Bears reportedly are hiring former Boston College offensive lineman Ryan Poles as their next general manager after interviewing a Patriots executive for the position.
Where does J.C. Jackson rank among the best NFL free agents of the 2022 offseason? One list has the Patriots cornerback just inside the top 20.