Winning the Super Bowl one year is pretty sweet. Winning it multiple time in a decade is a whole other achievement and not many teams earned the bragging right the Patriots have these days. Managing a successful franchise demands more than simple play calling and training. Above all the regular moves and management, you also need to scout for players and sign them to meaningful contracts to secure their potential.
This is exactly what the Patriots did today by hiring veteran WR Andrew Hawkins.
Hawkins is a reliable and solid 31 years old WR who've played for the Bengals before moving to the Browns. He earned a decent 9.8 yds average last year in Cleveland, but needless to say the team surrounding him was less than stellar. He reportedly accepted a decrease in pay to join a contending team and get the chance to win the championship everyone looks to win at least once in their life, the Super Bowl.
Good luck in New England, Andrew.
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