The Patriots will enter free agency with $62 million in cap space, the sixth most in the NFL. In addition to allowing them to extend several of their current key players such as Malcolm Butler, this allows the team to explore other opportunities in addressing weak points and preparing for the future.
Of all the narratives surrounding tonight’s Super Bowl Matchup, we cannot neglect that the Patriots have quietly formed the league’s best defense, and the Falcons have loudly formed the league’s best offense.
But sure: let’s go with Tom Brady vs. Matt Ryan.
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Filling in gaps in the rotation, beefing up the bullpen, and replacing Papi are just a few of the major tasks that will beset the Red Sox this offseason. Can they scavenge a few key pieces and make it out of the first round of the playoffs in 2017? Maybe.