The Super Bowl XXXIX MVP thinks Cam Newton will a better second season in New England than his first season. Speaking to Patriots season-ticket holders for a draft preview, Branch said that the Patriots don’t even need Newton to play at an MVP-level for them to have a good season. Given the offseason [he’ll have], I think we’ll see a better Cam,” Branch said, via ESPN’s Mike Reiss.
Jonathan Kraft makes case for full-capacity Patriots games in 2021 originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston It's difficult to imagine more than 65,000 fans crowding into Gillette Stadium in September to watch the New England Patriots' home opener. Unless you're Jonathan Kraft. The Patriots president spoke on a virtual "life after COVID" panel at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference last week and laid out why he believes Gillette Stadium should be at full capacity for games by the 2021 season.
The San Francisco 49ers likely traded up to the No. pick in the draft for one reason: to select a new franchise quarterback. Though Jimmy Garoppolo remains on the team's roster, it's been widely speculated that the 49ers will probably be going in a different direction soon.