The Youth Movement In New England

Quarterback Tom Brady and defensive linemen Vince Wilfork are the only remaining members of the New Patriots Super Bowl Winning squads of the early 2000s still on the roster.  This season, according to Greg A. Bedard of The Boston Globe, Bill Belichick will field the youngest team of his tenure.  The average age across the team is 25 years old.  Pro Bowl tight ends Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez are young pups at 23 and 23 respectively.  2012 first round draft picks Chandler Jones and Dont’a Hightower will be counted on to turn around New England’s struggling defense.  If the Patriots hoist up the  Lombardi Trophy at the end of this season, they’ll likely owe a lot of thanks to the infusion of young blood into their roster from this past offseason.


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