If it had been as much as Kendrick Bourne, Trent Brown could be again on the Patriots offensive line subsequent season.
Brown, acquired by New England by way of commerce final spring, is about to develop into a free agent this offseason. Regardless of his harm historical past, the 6-foot-8, 380 pound offensive sort out possible will fetch a comparatively wealthy contract on the open market.
Will the Patriots pay the worth? Bourne definitely hopes so, judging from considered one of his Instagram story posts over the weekend.
“U higher come again large bro,” Bourne wrote within the caption.
Brown missed eight video games in 2021 after struggling a calf harm within the season opener. He returned in Week 10 and played the rest of the season at a principally excessive degree at proper sort out. However, with teenager Mike Onwenu solely a season faraway from his personal spectacular marketing campaign at proper sort out, it’s honest to wonder if Brown is in New England’s long-term plans.
Regardless, what the Patriots elect to do with the 28-year-old Brown can be one of many prime storylines to observe this offseason.
As for Bourne, he was spectacular in his debut season with the Patriots. The athletic, energetic receiver racked up 55 catches for 800 yards and 5 touchdowns in 2021. Most significantly, he developed robust chemistry with rookie quarterback Mac Jones.