The New England Patriots have already started to make moves on the offensive line for 2023, but there’s reason to believe they should aim higher.
As of Wednesday morning, the Patriots had three tackles under contract for the 2023 season: Trent Brown, Conor McDermott, and sophomore Andrew Stueber. The latter has yet to play his first NFL game after spending his rookie season on the reserve/non-football injury list. Brown, meanwhile, should be in line for a starting role if the Patriots consider him part of their plans for the coming season.
As for McDermott, he is reportedly signed for the next two seasons after agreeing to a new deal with the Pats. McDermott was the Patriots’ best starting right tackle in 2022, technically speaking. But that’s not saying much, and the Patriots should consider signing another tackle to entrench as the new starter – and there’s a specific guy that makes the most sense for them.