AFC Notes: Jaguars, Patriots, Tom Brady



  • NFL Network Analyst Daniel Jeremiah views Clemson LB Isaiah Simmons as the “best fit” for the Jacksonville Jaguars in the 2020 NFL Draft, per Chase Goodbread
  • Jeremiah mentions that Simmons’ versatility would be a big value to the Jaguars’ defense.

Tom Brady

  • Per ESPN’s Jeff Darlington, part of the allure of potentially changing teams for Patriots QB Tom Brady is the chance to help change the culture for another team: “He loves the idea of going in and really creating and helping to impart a culture on an organization that maybe is not quite there yet.”
  • ESPN’s Mike Reiss adds that Brady won’t find it easy to leave the culture he’s helped create in New England over the past 20 years, and if the team comes to negotiations with emotion and the intention of keeping him, it’ll be hard for Brady to turn that down.


  • Reiss mentions Patriots OT Marcus Cannon has switched agents, which seems to indicate he plans to play in 2020 despite speculation he might retire. 
  • Alabama special teams analyst Joe Houston will join the Patriots coaching staff as an assistant special teams coordinator. (Bruce Feldman)
  • Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald believes Patriots S Devin McCourty has a “50-50” chance to be tagged given his status as a team leader. 
  • However, she does not expect the Patriots to tag LB Kyle Van Noy and mentions that the “chances are slim” for LB Jamie Collins
  • As for OL Joe Thuney, Gurgeian thinks his tag price of $14.9 million is too high for the Patriots. 
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