The New England Patriots are known for keeping things very close to the chest and not running after every free agent on the market. However, the Patriots are always looking for a way to improve, so it’s not shocking to hear the Pats had moderate interest in Larry Fitzgerald of the Arizona Cardinals this past offseason. Of course, New England had a horrid summer in 2013 as the team’s offensive weapons were dropping like flies.
In an attempt to throw a band-aid over Wes Welker‘s departure, the Patriots signed slot wide receiver Danny Amendola. In short, Amendola was a disappointment this year as the injury-prone wideout proved his fragile label to be true. Therefore, I wouldn’t be surprised in the least if New England gives the Cardinals a call for the second straight offseason as Fitzgerald would mesh perfectly with quarterback Tom Brady and the Pats’ offense.
Fitzgerald was his usual self in 2013 as he and Carson Palmer developed quite the chemistry in the desert. Moreover, Arizona would love to free itself of Fitzgerald behemoth contract and the Patriots are the type of team that would be willing to pay for a play-making wide receiver. Let’s face it: if the Patriots weren’t fielding undrafted rookies at wide receiver then they would be playing in Super Bowl XLVIII.