Patriots solidify O-line, extend center David Andrews

The Patriots continue to lock up key cogs of the offense surrounding Tom Brady, what does the PFF data say about the latest extension?

| 2 weeks ago

Patriots solidify O-line, extend center David Andrews

  • ESPN’s Mike Reiss reports that the New England Patriots have come to terms with center David Andrews on a contract extension that keeps him in New England through 2020.
  • Andrews started for the Patriots as an undrafted free agent for much of his rookie season in 2015, posting a solid 74.2 PFF grade.
  • He solidified the starting center job in 2016, playing all but four of the Patriots 1,359 offensive snaps including the playoffs, posting an improved grade of 79.8.
  • The entire Patriots offensive line had an average or better PFF grade, and with both Andrews and left guard Joe Thuney the lowest graded, there is every chance we will see the Patriots offensive line take another step forward as they improve.

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Gordon has worked at PFF since 2011, and now heads up the company’s special teams analysis processes. His work in-season focuses on college football, while he is also heavily involved in PFF’s NFL draft coverage.