New England Patriots Roster 2020 New England Patriots Roster

12-4, 1st AFC East

vs TEN

1:15 am GMT, 1/5

Fresh off another Super Bowl victory, the New England Patriots are primed for another deep run at the playoffs and are atop the leaderboards in bets to repeat as champs. While they still retain possibly the best quarterback ever in Tom Brady and made a flurry of moves, this year’s team won’t be the same. Among notable players, they lost Dwayne Allen, Trent Brown, Trey Flowers, Malcolm Brown, and Rob Gronkowski, but gained Michael Bennett, Terrence Brooks, Demaryius Thomas, and Ben Watson.

Pos Name Number Rating Ranking Height Weight Age Birthday Exp. Drafted Draft Round Draft Pick College
QB
Jarrett Stidham
Jarrett Stidham J. Stidham
4
77
#25 QB 6'3" 215 23 8/8/96 2 2019 4 133 Auburn
QB
Cody Kessler
Cody Kessler C. Kessler
0
77
#45 QB 6'1" 215 26 5/11/93 5 2016 3 93 USC
RB
James White
James White J. White
28
84
#19 RB 5'10" 205 28 2/3/92 7 2014 4 130 Wisconsin
RB
Sony Michel
Sony Michel S. Michel
26
82
#24 RB 5'11" 215 25 2/17/95 3 2018 1 31 Georgia
RB
Brandon Bolden
Brandon Bolden B. Bolden
0
73
#99 RB 5'11" 220 30 1/26/90 9 2012 Mississippi
RB
Rex Burkhead
Rex Burkhead R. Burkhead
34
77
#56 RB 5'10" 215 29 7/2/90 8 2013 6 190 Nebraska
RB
Damien Harris
Damien Harris D. Harris
37
75
#74 RB 5'11" 213 23 2/11/97 2 2019 3 87 Alabama
FB
James Develin
James Develin J. Develin
46
77
#52 FB 6'3" 255 31 7/23/88 8 2010 Brown
FB
Dan Vitale
Dan Vitale D. Vitale
0
67
#13 FB 6'0" 239 26 10/26/93 5 2016 6 197 Northwestern
WR
N'Keal Harry
N'Keal Harry N. Harry
0
73
#233 WR 6'4" 225 22 12/17/97 2 2019 1 32 Arizona State
WR
Julian Edelman
Julian Edelman J. Edelman
11
90
#14 WR 5'10" 198 33 5/22/86 12 2009 7 232 Kent State
WR
Mohamed Sanu
Mohamed Sanu M. Sanu
14
80
#48 WR 6'2" 210 30 8/22/89 9 2012 3 83 Rutgers
WR
Jakobi Meyers
Jakobi Meyers J. Meyers
16
73
#151 WR 6'2" 200 23 11/9/96 2 2019 North Carolina State
WR
Matthew Slater
Matthew Slater M. Slater
18
68
#216 WR 6'0" 205 34 9/9/85 13 2008 5 153 UCLA
WR
Quincy Adeboyejo
Quincy Adeboyejo Q. Adeboyejo
0
65
#338 WR 6'3" 200 24 5/26/95 2 2017 Mississippi
WR
Gunner Olszewski
Gunner Olszewski G. Olszewski
80
76
#95 WR 6'0" 190 23 11/26/96 2 2019 Bemidji State
WR
Devin Ross
Devin Ross D. Ross
0
69
#133 WR 5'9" 192 24 8/12/95 1 2018 Colorado
TE
Matt LaCosse
Matt LaCosse M. LaCosse
0
67
#115 TE 6'6" 255 27 9/21/92 5 2015 Illinois
TE
Ryan Izzo
Ryan Izzo R. Izzo
85
69
#103 TE 6'5" 255 24 12/21/95 3 2018 7 250 Florida State
TE
Jakob Johnson
Jakob Johnson J. Johnson
47
68
6'3" 255 25 12/15/94 2 2019 Tennessee
C
David Andrews
David Andrews D. Andrews
60
83
#11 C 6'3" 300 27 7/10/92 6 2015 Georgia
OG
Isaiah Wynn
Isaiah Wynn I. Wynn
76
75
#50 OG 6'2" 310 24 12/9/95 3 2018 1 23 Georgia
OG
Shaquille Mason
Shaquille Mason S. Mason
69
89
#6 OG 6'1" 310 26 8/28/93 6 2015 4 131 Georgia Tech
OG
Joe Thuney
Joe Thuney J. Thuney
62
85
#10 OG 6'5" 308 27 11/18/92 5 2016 3 78 North Carolina State
OG
Marcus Cannon
Marcus Cannon M. Cannon
61
81
#23 OG 6'6" 335 31 5/6/88 10 2011 5 138 Texas Christian
OG
Jermaine Eluemunor
Jermaine Eluemunor J. Eluemunor
65
66
#130 OG 6'4" 335 25 12/13/94 4 2017 5 159 Texas A&M
OG
Najee Toran
Najee Toran N. Toran
0
66
#93 OG 6'2" 305 24 11/15/95 1 2018 UCLA
OG
Hjalte Froholdt
Hjalte Froholdt H. Froholdt
55
74
#61 OG 6'5" 310 23 8/20/96 2 2019 4 118 Arkansas
OT
Yodny Cajuste
Yodny Cajuste Y. Cajuste
54
76
#57 OT 6'5" 310 24 2/21/96 1 2019 3 101 West Virginia
OT
Korey Cunningham
Korey Cunningham K. Cunningham
74
69
#105 OT 6'6" 311 24 5/17/95 3 2018 7 254 Cincinnati
NT
Beau Allen
Beau Allen B. Allen
0
69
#42 NT 6'3" 327 28 11/14/91 7 2014 7 224 Wisconsin
DT
Adam Butler
Adam Butler A. Butler
70
72
#64 DT 6'5" 300 25 4/12/94 4 2017 Vanderbilt
DE
Lawrence Guy
Lawrence Guy L. Guy
93
83
#13 DE 6'4" 315 30 3/17/90 10 2011 7 233 Arizona State
DE
Chase Winovich
Chase Winovich C. Winovich
50
72
#102 DE 6'3" 250 24 4/19/95 2 2019 3 77 Michigan
DE
Byron Cowart
Byron Cowart B. Cowart
99
74
#46 DE 6'3" 300 23 5/20/96 2 2019 5 159 Maryland
DE
Nick Thurman
Nick Thurman N. Thurman
86
66
#187 DE 6'4" 305 24 6/12/95 1 2018 Houston
LB
Dont'a Hightower
Dont'a Hightower D. Hightower
54
82
#1 LB 6'3" 260 30 3/12/90 9 2012 1 25 Alabama
LB
John Simon
John Simon J. Simon
55
75
#58 LB 6'2" 260 29 10/14/90 8 2013 4 129 Ohio State
LB
Tashawn Bower
Tashawn Bower T. Bower
0
64
#197 LB 6'5" 250 25 2/18/95 3 2017 LSU
LB
Ja'whaun Bentley
Ja'whaun Bentley J. Bentley
51
76
#7 LB 6'2" 255 23 8/24/96 3 2018 5 143 Purdue
LB
Terez Hall
Terez Hall T. Hall
68
72
#16 LB 6'2" 235 23 11/18/96 1 2019 Missouri
LB
Derek Rivers
Derek Rivers D. Rivers
95
72
#124 LB 6'5" 250 25 5/9/94 4 2017 3 83 Youngstown State
CB
Stephon Gilmore
Stephon Gilmore S. Gilmore
24
96
#1 CB 6'1" 202 29 9/19/90 9 2012 1 10 South Carolina
CB
Jason McCourty
Jason McCourty J. McCourty
30
84
#22 CB 5'11" 195 32 8/13/87 12 2009 6 203 Rutgers
CB
J.C. Jackson
J.C. Jackson J. Jackson
27
73
#132 CB 6'1" 198 24 11/17/95 3 2018 Maryland
CB
Jonathan Jones
Jonathan Jones J. Jones
31
78
#54 CB 5'10" 190 26 9/20/93 5 2016 Auburn
CB
Joejuan Williams
Joejuan Williams J. Williams
33
74
#109 CB 6'3" 212 22 12/6/97 2 2019 2 45 Vanderbilt
CB
D'Angelo Ross
D'Angelo Ross D. Ross
70
73
#119 CB 5'9" 190 23 10/29/96 2 2019 New Mexico
CB
Lenzy Pipkins
Lenzy Pipkins L. Pipkins
0
65
#167 CB 6'0" 196 26 11/7/93 2 2017 Oklahoma State
SS
Patrick Chung
Patrick Chung P. Chung
23
80
#12 SS 5'11" 215 32 8/19/87 12 2009 2 34 Oregon
SS
Terrence Brooks
Terrence Brooks T. Brooks
25
74
#42 SS 5'11" 205 28 3/2/92 7 2014 3 79 Florida State
SS
Adrian Phillips
Adrian Phillips A. Phillips
0
79
#21 SS 5'11" 210 28 3/28/92 6 2014 Texas
SS
Malik Gant
Malik Gant M. Gant
66
74
#43 SS 6'2" 203 22 5/29/97 2 2019 Marshall
SS
Adarius Pickett
Adarius Pickett A. Pickett
0
68
5'11" 198 23 9/5/96 1 2019 UCLA
FS
Devin McCourty
Devin McCourty D. McCourty
32
88
#7 FS 5'10" 195 32 8/13/87 11 2010 1 27 Rutgers
FS
Justin Bethel
Justin Bethel J. Bethel
29
74
#113 FS 6'0" 200 29 6/17/90 9 2012 6 177 Presbyterian
FS
Obi Melifonwu
Obi Melifonwu O. Melifonwu
22
76
#34 FS 6'4" 224 25 4/5/94 3 2017 2 56 Connecticut
S
Brandon King
Brandon King B. King
36
60
#22 S 6'2" 220 26 6/8/93 6 2015 Auburn
LS
Joe Cardona
Joe Cardona J. Cardona
49
0
6'3" 245 27 4/16/92 6 2015 5 166 Navy
P
Jake Bailey
Jake Bailey J. Bailey
7
71
#31 P 6'2" 205 22 6/18/97 2 2019 5 163 Stanford
PK
Stephen Gostkowski
Stephen Gostkowski S. Gostkowski
3
82
#4 PK 6'1" 215 36 1/28/84 15 2006 4 118 Memphis

Top 3 Patriots Roster Questions of 2019-2020

What does Tom Brady have left in the tank?

At this point in his career, Tom Brady has nothing left to prove. The Hall of Fame bound QB enters his 20th season as he looks to win yet another Super Bowl ring. However, he skillset remains elite and that trend is likely to continue moving forward. His passing numbers have actually been better in recent years, possibly indicating that age is just a number for him. The 65.8% completion rate last year beat his career average of 64% and the 4,355 passing yards was right in line for what he’s been averaging the past couple of years. 

This year, expect more of the same from Brady though he might have to work tougher to get the same results. With Rob Gronkowski gone, his receivers will be covered more tightly and Brady will have to have greater precision on his throws. While this might result in more interceptions, I’ve learned you can never doubt Brady or any player of his caliber. I’ll project a 4,250 passing yards season with a 27/10 TD/INT ratio. While that’s not great, it’ll certainly get the job done and get the Patriots into the playoffs once again. 

What does New England plan to do with some many running backs

Rookie Sony Michel started in 8 games last season as was among the Patriots’ best skills position players. He produced 931 rushing yards and 6 TDs in an overall, very well balanced offense. This season, New England will expect similar numbers from their second year back but he’ll be receiving a bit more help this time around. James White and Rex Burkhead will continue to be around and help out in both the passing and running game though neither are great offensive weapons. Burkhead hasn’t been more than a third RB on the depth chart and White’s best moment is still his role in the infamous Super Bowl against the Falcons.  

Joining the crew this year will be Damien Harris who’s coming out of Alabama to New England via the 24th pick in the 3rd round. The #1 recruit out of high school, Harris was a consistent player throughout his collegiate career and has great potential in the league. However, with a crowded backfield and likely limited carries, it remains to see how the Patriots will utilize him. Harris brings a big, physical back that can run through the trenches and help secure yardage in short down situations. 

Replacing Rob Gronkowski

After a great career, Rob Gronkowski finally decided to call it quits after last season. The move forced the Patriots to find a replacement for a role that very few in the game can provide and they did a solid job in filling that void. Both Ben Watson and Matt LaCosse were brought in as his replacement, though the latter will get first crack at the starting gig. With Watson serving a suspension for the first four games, LaCosse will have the opportunity to replicate his 2018 production though on a starter level. In 15 games including 5 starts, he collected 250 yards and 1 TD. While those stats don’t jump out, he’s the clear favorite to start at tight end for at least the first four games.

If LaCosse manages to produce and play well, Watson could very well see himself as the backup moving forward. On the contrary, he could see himself in game action by Week 5 and possibly the starter for the rest of the season should LaCosse struggle early on. In 16 games including 4 starts, he caught for 400 yards and 2 TDs. While those numbers are equally unimpressive, Watson does have extensive starting experience and the pleasure of playing under Tom Brady and Drew Brees earlier on in his career.