Chase Winovich is staying busy despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Boston Globe's Stan Grossfield wrote an in-depth profile on the Patriots' second-year defensive end, which gave a good look on his life this offseason.
Winovich is rehabbing at his Foxborough home following hernia surgery, which wasn't previously reported, by doing yoga, weights, canoeing, multiple other exercises, as well as using a pelaton bike.
He also has a spring football mounted on his living room wall where he punches it close to 25 times a day to simulate knocking the ball out of an opponents hand.
“To be honest, if you’re pissed off, you punch it a little more,” he said.
The Michigan product has also been working on “Wino on a Quest,” his new YouTube show, as he attempts to learn more out the New England region.
“The premise of the show is to connect the best people, places, and ideas of a particular region and bring them together in a fun and informative way,” Winovich said.
Some prior epiosdes have included him searching for the best food in the North End, milking a cow in Vermont, among other things. The first episode was reliving the day he was drafted by the Patriots last year.
“This day changed my life, but to Coach Belichick, it honestly sounded like he was just ordering pizza,” he said.
As for this coming season, Winovich is looking forward to working alongside a former Michigan teammate in Josh Uche and he has a lot of faith in his coach following the team losing Tom Brady to Tampa Bay this offseason.
“I really trust Coach Belichick, the genius that he is,'' he said. “You’ve got to trust the process. I think if anybody in this world has kind of earned that respect with all those Super Bowls, it is Coach Belichick.”