The Patriots lost their best offensive lineman this offseason when Joe Thuney signed a massive deal with the Chiefs, the unit should still be one of the best i the league.
In fact, offensive tackle Trent Brown thinks it could be the best.
“I think we’ll get back in the saddle and have one of the best O-lines in the league if not the best O-line," he said following Patriots minicamp Wednesday. "We just have to keep continuing to put the work in, work on the fundamentals and get back to the basics, and we’ll be all right. We’ll be just fine.”
Brown returned to New England via an offseason trade and likely will play right tackle with Isaiah Wynn at left tackle. The interior will be solid as well with likely Michael Onwenu replacing Thuney at left guard and then David Andrews and Shaq Mason returning at center and right guard respectively.
Brown played left tackle with the Patriots his first go-around, but he played right tackle with the Raiders.
“Whichever side I end up playing on, it really doesn’t even matter to me,” Brown said. “I think we have two great guards and of course I feel like we have one of the best centers in the league. And then whichever side me and Isaiah play, we have two of the best tackles in the league."
The Patriots are off until training camp, which will begin in late July.