New England Patriots Depth Chart 2019 Patriots Depth Chart

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12:20 am GMT, 9/9

The New England Patriots dynasty finally won their sixth championship, tying the Steelers for the most rings in a franchise. At this point, the reign of Brady and Belichick in the AFC has started to feel like it’s going to last forever. However, it’s worth noting that the Patriots lost a lot of impact players from last year’s championship team. The most notable was the retirement of legendary tight end Rob Gronkowski. The Patriots have lost a lot of talent in the offseason before, and they’ve always managed to replace those talents with players that were virtual unknown the year before, so they’ve earned the benefit of the doubt. However, Belichick and Brady aren’t as young as they were before, and it’s going to be harder to keep the wheel spinning. To do so this season, they should probably answer these questions first.

Offense Depth Chart

Quarterback QB
Danny Etling D. Etling (3)
66
#97 QB
Running Back RB
Left Wide Receiver LWR
Slot Wide Receiver SWR
Damoun Patterson D. Patterson (12)
67
#260 WR
Right Wide Receiver RWR
Braxton Berrios B. Berrios (8)
69
#251 WR
Left Wide Receiver LWR
Slot Wide Receiver SWR
Damoun Patterson D. Patterson (12)
67
#260 WR
Right Wide Receiver RWR
Braxton Berrios B. Berrios (8)
69
#251 WR
Quarterback QB
Danny Etling D. Etling (3)
66
#97 QB
Running Back RB

Defense Depth Chart

Left Defensive End LDE
Keionta Davis K. Davis (2)
68
#154 DE
Trent Harris T. Harris (3)
66
#13 DE
Left Defensive Tackle LDT
Right Defensive Tackle RDT
Right Defensive End RDE
76
#73 DE
Derek Rivers D. Rivers (3)
72
#124 DE
Linebacker LB
Linebacker LB
Ja'whaun Bentley J. Bentley (2)
74
#10 LB
Linebacker LB
Christian Sam C. Sam (2)
67
#24 LB
Defensive Back DB
75
#117 CB
74
#48 FS
73
#145 CB
A.J. Howard A. Howard (16)
67
#62 SS
Left Cornerback LCB
J.C. Jackson J. Jackson (2)
78
#63 CB
Keion Crossen K. Crossen (3)
69
#180 CB
Strong Safety SS
Free Safety FS
Right Cornerback RCB
Left Defensive End LDE
Keionta Davis K. Davis (2)
68
#154 DE
Trent Harris T. Harris (3)
66
#13 DE
Left Defensive Tackle LDT
Right Defensive Tackle RDT
Right Defensive End RDE
76
#73 DE
Derek Rivers D. Rivers (3)
72
#124 DE
Linebacker LB
Linebacker LB
Ja'whaun Bentley J. Bentley (2)
74
#10 LB
Linebacker LB
Christian Sam C. Sam (2)
67
#24 LB
Defensive Back DB
75
#117 CB
74
#48 FS
73
#145 CB
A.J. Howard A. Howard (16)
67
#62 SS
Left Cornerback LCB
J.C. Jackson J. Jackson (2)
78
#63 CB
Keion Crossen K. Crossen (3)
69
#180 CB
Strong Safety SS
Free Safety FS
Defense Depth Chart (4-3)
Position POS
Left Defensive End LDE
Left Defensive Tackle LDT
Right Defensive Tackle RDT
Right Defensive End RDE
Linebacker LB
Linebacker LB
Linebacker LB
Defensive Back DB
Left Cornerback LCB
Strong Safety SS
Free Safety FS
Right Cornerback RCB

Offense Depth Chart Stats

Defense Depth Chart Stats

Team Defense Rating
New England Patriots Patriots
92
Team Defense Rating Pts Allowed/Game Yards Allowed/Game Pass Yards Allowed/Game Rush Yards Allowed/Game Sacks Fumbles INT
New England Patriots
92
0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Special Teams Rating
New England Patriots Patriots
0
Special Teams Rating Kick Return TDs Punt Return TDs Field Goal Blocked Punt Blocked Extra Point Blocked TDs
New England Patriots
0
0 0 0 0 0 0
Kickers Rating Depth Position Points Field Goals Made Field Goal % Made Long Extra Points Made 0-19 FG Attempted/Made 20-29 FG Attempted/Made 30-39 FG Attempted/Made 40-49 FG Attempted/Made 50+ Attempted/Made
Stephen Gostkowski S. Gostkowski
84
K 1
Punters Rating Depth Position
Ryan Allen R. Allen
78
P 1
Jake Bailey J. Bailey
71
P 2

Preseason Analysis: Patriots Are Loading Up for Another Run

Can the Patriots’ Tight Ends Fill Rob Gronkowski’s Shoes?

While Gronkowski may have been showing signs of a decline last season, he still presented Brady with a big target that he could just throw 50-50 balls to. It’s worth noting that even in a down year for Gronk where he missed 3 games, he still amassed close to 700 receiving yards. While the Patriots have gotten by without Gronk for extended stretches of time before, it’ll be different knowing there’s no return or comeback coming. The Patriots have a couple experienced tight ends on the roster, but the most receiving yards any of them recorded last season was only 400. It’ll be impossible for one singular player to replace Gronk, but maybe the Patriots’ tight ends can fill his void by committee. It’s also not unimaginable to think a currently unknown player may burst out on the scene for the team establish himself as the main tight end. If there’s any team that can replace talent like Gronk, it would be the Patriots.

Do the Patriots Have Enough Depth at Wide Receiver?

One big concern for the Patriots will be whether they have enough receivers. While receivers aren’t as important in the Patriots’ system compared to other teams, it’s concerning to know Julian Edelman is their only established receiver. Guys like Phillip Dorsett and Dontrelle Inman have shown flashes, but neither had even 500 receiving yards last season. Demaryius Thomas is coming off a torn achilles. The Patriots first round draft pick N’Keal Harry has promise, but he’s still just a rookie that hasn’t played a snap yet. The most concerning part of this is that the Patriots don’t seem to have any deep threat on their team that can stretch out the field, especially without Gronk. Edelman is good but he’s most dangerous in the slot. One wild card in this is Josh Gordon, who is currently applying for reinstatement. If he can make his way back on the team, it’ll take a lot of stress and pressure off the rest of the Patriots’ receivers. Regardless of what happens, it should be fun seeing how Belichick adapts.

Are the Patriots Prepared for a Tom Brady Decline?

It feels like every season we ask if Tom Brady will finally fall off a cliff, and every year he beats the odds. However, this year does feel a little different from most. It’s been overlooked in the wake of the Patriots’ super bowl victory, but it did feel like Brady was showing signs of decline last season. He had his lowest passer rating in 5 years and threw for 11 interceptions, his most in 6 years. The Patriots also won the super bowl in large part despite him, not because of him, as he registered a 71.3 passer rating in the game. Although it’s possible Brady defeats father time for yet another season, it does feel like the Patriots should be more nervous than ever. It’s possible that they recognize a drop for Brady could be imminent, as they’ve drafted 2 quarterbacks in the past two seasons. Knowing Belichick, it wouldn’t be terribly surprising if he already has a contingency plan in place for a Brady decline.