After learning they will likely retain Josh McDaniels, the New England Patriots got more positive news on David Andrews.
Per ESPN’s Mike Reiss at a Charitable Foundation event in Providence, Andrews told the beat reporter that he is optimistic about a return in 2020.
“I should have a bunch of doctors’ appointments here in February, and get all that cleared up and should be good to go next year,” Andrews said. “Hopefully that goes well and then we kind of see from there. Pretty optimistic and just hope everything comes back good here next month.”
Andrews, 27, has played in 60 games with the Patriots starting 57 of them. He has been the anchor of the line for two Super Bowl championship victories.
Ted Karras stepped up big-time for the former Super Bowl champions, but having Andrews back under center improves the quality overall of offensive play.
Accompanied with the return of James Develin, protection for Tom Brady if he returns to Foxboro should be much more stable.