New England Patriots: 5 Wide Receivers Tom Brady Needs Next Season

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New England Patriots: 5 Wide Receivers Tom Brady Needs Next Season
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It didn't have to end this way for Tom Brady and the Patriots.

Tom Brady completed 27 of 41 pass attempts during Super Bowl XLVI. Only 11 of those passes were caught by wide receivers. Seven of those 11 were caught by Wes Welker.

Translation: Brady needs new weapons.

With Rob Gronkowski clearly ailing, Brady was forced to rely on the likes of Aaron Hernandez for the majority of the work on Sunday. Hernandez can be a nightmare for defenses as the third, or sometimes second option. But as Brady's primary target against the G-Men, his inadequacies were exposed.

There are a variety of talented wide receivers currently set to become available in the upcoming offseason, and the Patriots should look to add at least one, if not more of them.

Tom Brady wouldn't argue.

The Pats may need to clear up some cap space to acquire a couple of these targets, but that isn't something I can truthfully predict.

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