The offense begins and ends with Tom Brady and the offensive line.
The newest starter on the offensive line is rookie Tristan Wirfs and he’s easily the biggest X-factor heading into this season.
Wirfs will be tasked with taking over that right tackle spot and emerging as a solid protector of Brady. That’s quite the job to place on a rookie.
If Wirfs gets the job done, there’s a great chance for success. If he doesn’t, we could be talking about disappointment before the midway point of the year.
Wirfs doesn’t have the luxury of being slowly brought into the system. He has to perform and make an immediate impact.