Could Patriots finish with double-digit wins in 2020? One former GM believes so

By WEEI 93.7

A lot of people have their doubts on how the Patriots will do in 2020 without Tom Brady, but not former NFL general manager Mike Tannenbaum.

The current ESPN analyst believes the Patriots could be a double-digit win team as he has a lot of confidence in some of their younger players.

“I think it starts with the offensive line and again, if healthy, they have a really good offensive line," he said Friday on Ordway, Merloni & Fauria. "Isaiah Wynn is a really athletic left tackle, they tagged (Joe) Thuney, which I thought was a no-brainer to me. If (David) Andrews comes back, he’s a tough, durable center. That is a really good starting five. When you look at their offense, there’s a guy that I really like — (Devin) Asiasi, the tight end out of UCLA, who was a transfer. I think he is really athletic if he can stay healthy, stay on the field. I could have been wrong on (N’Keal) Harry because I really liked him a year ago. I thought when he came out, he really reminded me of Anquan Boldin in terms of the tough, physical, contested catches and hopefully he will continue to get better.

"Look, (Julian) Edelman and (Mohamed) Sanu are obviously on the wrong side of 30, but they are both competitive guys. Again, when you match them up, I am not saying it is a perfect roster, but when you match it up within the division, I could see 9, 10, 11 wins for this team.”

The Patriots have the hardest schedule in the entire NFL next season based on opponents win percentage from last season.