Quantcast
X

Have feedback / suggestions? Let us know!

NFL New England Patriots

New England Patriots: 5 Players With the Most to Prove in 2014

Five Players With the Most to Prove for the New England Patriots

Rob Gronkowski
Getty Images

The New England Patriots have way too much talent for the window to close on them before making it to the Super Bowl. Here are five players who need prove how good they are in 2014.

5. Devin McCourty

New York Jets v New England Patriots
Getty Images

5. Devin McCourty

New York Jets v New England Patriots
Getty Images

McCourty needs to prove that he can be leader in the secondary. He is the best safety on the team and he is playing for a paycheck. Devin needs to show that he deserves an extension.

4. Vince Wilfork

Miami Dolphins v New England Patriots
Getty Images

4. Vince Wilfork

Miami Dolphins v New England Patriots
Getty Images

After sitting out a year, Wilfork should be motivated to redeem himself and make a significant impact on the field. Not only does he need to play his best, but he needs prove he can be a leader and mentor the other young defenders.

3. Stevan Ridley

New England Patriots v Tennessee Titans
Getty Images

3. Stevan Ridley

New England Patriots v Tennessee Titans
Getty Images

Ridley is the No. 1 running back for the Patriots. He has a lot of responsibility on his shoulders and needs to show that the fumbling problems are behind him. When Ridley holds on to the ball, he can impact the offense in a big way.

2. Rob Gronkowski

Divisional Playoffs - Denver Broncos v New England Patriots
Getty Images

2. Rob Gronkowski

Divisional Playoffs - Denver Broncos v New England Patriots
Getty Images

Gronkowski hasn't played a full season since his rookie year and can never play when it matters. The big tight end needs to prove that he is key to a title for the Patriots.

1. Tom Brady

AFC Championship - Baltimore Ravens v New England Patriots
Getty Images

1. Tom Brady

AFC Championship - Baltimore Ravens v New England Patriots
Getty Images

After a poor statistical year, many claimed Brady wasn't an elite quarterback anymore. Also, Brady hasn't won a Super Bowl in a decade. The window is closing for the future Hall-of-Famer; this is the year to get his fourth ring.