2020 Schedule

2020 Schedule

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The NFL plans to release its 2021 regular-season schedule on Wednesday, May 12, the league confirmed Wednesday. The Patriots already know their opponents, so it's now a matter of finding out the "when." Their home games are against the Browns, Cowboys, Jaguars, Saints, Buccaneers, Titans, Bills, Dolphins and Jets. Their road games are against the Falcons, Panthers, Texans, Chargers, Colts, Bills, Dolphins and Jets.

Why the Patriots should trade up for Trey Lance over Mac Jones (1:04)
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Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

One of the things missed due to a challenging 2020 was Patriots Hall of Fame inductee Richard Seymour not receiving the traditional red-jacket ceremony in front of fans. Plans are in the works for the team to host that this year, with the next finalist to be voted on in 2022.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots' voluntary offseason program begins Monday, with the 1st phase extending through May 14. This phase includes virtual meetings of up to 2 hours per day, with facilities and weight rooms open with capacity limits. Quarterback Cam Newton is among those in attendance, which is notable given how much he said joining the team late in 2020 affected him.

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Patriots CB Jackson signs tender after breakout

Patriots cornerback J.C. Jackson has signed his second-round restricted-free-agent tender. Jackson, who was second in the NFL with nine interceptions last year, will make $3.38 million next season.

Orlovsky insists the Patriots must draft a franchise QB (1:33)
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6dTodd McShay

McShay's top NFL draft needs for all 32 teams

Receiver help for the Lions, Saints and Eagles? More edge rushers for the Vikings, Bills and Giants? Todd McShay explains what every NFL team is seeking at this year's draft.

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Hour 1: Lawrence the Lock for #1?

Keyshawn Johnson, Zubin Mehenti, and Bart Scott begin the show trying to figure out what to make of the comments coming out of the Trevor Lawrence camp. They wonder if he has the edge to play this rugged sport. Field Yates joins the show to discuss what could the Patriots do in the Draft.

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NFL Live: Pats Draft Picks, Trevor Lawrence

Marcus Spears, Louis Riddick, Adam Schefter, & Todd McShay are our analyst today. Topics Include: What Patriots will do in the draft; trade up for a QB?, Bears history at the QB position, Mac Jones, & Trevor Lawrence not having a chip on his shoulder.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

One of the most notable parts of Bill Belichick's pre-draft video conference Thursday was his acknowledgement that Matt Patricia has been "heavily involved" in the Patriots' pre-draft preparations. Belichick highlighted Patricia, Dave Ziegler, Eliot Wolf and Matt Groh as leading the team personnel-wise into the draft.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

In a show of solidarity with players from other teams, Patriots player representatives for the NFLPA released a statement Wednesday about offseason programs. The statement indicated that "many of us will be exercising our rights to not attend voluntary workouts this offseason" as the "threat of COVID-19 is still serious." The statement added: "We understand that some players will need to go for various reasons and safety measures have been put in place."

Why Kiper sees the Patriots trading up for Justin Fields (1:02)
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9dJeff Legwold

More NFL teams opt to skip voluntary workouts

Players from the Broncos, Seahawks, Bucs, Lions and "some" from the Patriots will not formally report to their team facilities next week to begin voluntary offseason workouts, according to statements released by the NFLPA.

Team Stats

Passing Yards180.630th
Rushing Yards146.64th
Points For20.427th
Points Against22.126th

2021 Draft Picks

RD(PK)PLAYERPOSSCHOOL
1(15)
2(14)
3(33)
4(15)
4(17)
4(34)
5(33)
6(4)
6(13)
7(15)