2. New England Patriots
Matthew Judon, Josh Uche, Deatrich Wise Jr., Keion White
The New England Patriots have not had the same level of success since Tom Brady left but this has not been due to Matthew Judon, who was an excellent free agent signing by the Patriots in 2021. In two seasons with the Patriots, Judon has been one of the top pass rushers in the league and has 28 sacks during this time period.
This past season, Judon finally got some help in the form of Josh Uche. He was a second round pick by the Patriots in 2021 and after two forgettable seasons, he finished with 11.5 sacks. As he enters a contract year, Uche should be able to build off last year's success.
Similar to the Jets, the wild card for this group is Keion White, who was drafted in the second round of the 2023 NFL Draft. He certainly needs more experience after limited playing time between Old Dominion and Georgia Tech but tested very well during the NFL Combine and has all the physical tools needed to be a factor in the Patriots pass rush this season.