No Longer Desirable
There was a time when everyone wanted to play for Belichick and the Patriots. He turned New England into a well-oiled machine and led the NFL’s most dominant dynasty. But that’s not the case anymore. It says a lot that DeAndre Hopkins opted to join the Titans in 2023 instead of the Patriots.
The Patriots went 25-25 since Brady retired and have a weak quarterback. It’s not a good time for the franchise and canny players know this. They don’t want to go down with a sinking ship and tarnish their reputations. A new head coach might revive the organization (via Sports Illustrated).