Times, tickets, location and everything you need to know
The start of New England Patriots training camp is winding down and area fans are no doubt ready to get their first up close glimpses of Bill Belichick’s 2022 squad.
As the new season approaches, the second year of franchise quarterback Mac Jones’ development will be one of the main stories of training camp. As well as what the offense might look like without new Las Vegas Raiders coach Josh McDaniels calling the games. Nonetheless, with Belichick’s giant resume filled with success, the Pats are sure to build the framework for another winning season this summer.
Let’s dive into Sportsnaut’s New England Patriots training camp preview, looking at everything you need to know about the location, schedule and scenarios to follow.
Where is the New England Patriots training camp held?
Since 2003, the training grounds outside Gillette Stadium have served as the venue for the team’s annual training camp. It’s safe to expect the Patriots coaching staff to be away again in July and August, barking orders at rookies and veterans just steps away from where they’ll play their games at home. fall and winter.
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In case you’re curious about where the team trained before Gillette Stadium, here’s a quick look at where Patriots training camps have been held in the past, per Pro Football Reference.
New England Patriots training camp locations
- 2003 – 2022 – Gillette Stadium – Foxborough, Massachusetts
- 1976 – 2002 – Bryant College – Smithfield, Rhode Island
- 1969 – 1975 – University of Massachusetts – Amherst, Massachusetts
- 1962 – 1968 – Phillips Academy – Andover, Massachusetts
- 1960 -1961 – University of Massachusetts – Amherst, Massachusetts
Can fans attend Patriots training camp this year?
The short answer is yes. Fans can attend New England Patriots training camp in person. However, the best part is that the tickets are free. Plus, in addition to being able to watch one of the sport’s most famous teams train in person, fans will also be able to enjoy games, activities and photo ops with the players, the team’s mascot. Pat the Patriot, the team alumni and their cheerleaders.
However, tickets are not yet available. Keep up to date with their availability on the team’s training camp website here.
New England Patriots training camp schedule
As of now, the only information available on the Patriots’ camp schedule is that it is expected to start “late July.” In 2021, July 28 was the official start of camp, so expect a similar date for the start of the 2022 version.
We will provide full updates on the detailed training camp schedule when it becomes available.
Scenarios, Position Battles for New England Patriots Training Camp
Here are the main storylines to follow and position battles to watch during Patriots 2022 training camp.
Who will call the games on offense in 2022?
After 13 seasons calling the offense, which was booked by stints in Denver and St. Louis, Josh McDaniels will not lead the Pats’ high-powered offense this season. So the question is who will get the gig and fill the talented shoes of the new Raiders coach?
During the mandatory minicamp, Belichick and failed former head coaches turned returning assistants Joe Judge and Matt Patricia all appeared to play prominent roles in various aspects of the offense. While a clear offensive coordinator has never been set, Patricia appears to be the most likely candidate.
However, this is far from a guarantee and it is only speculation at this time. With training camp as the first official step in the build up to Opening Day, hopefully we’ll finally get some definitive answers on who the Patriots OC are in 2022 this summer.
Who will fill the massive hole left by JC Jackson?
Losing Pro Bowler JC Jackson in free agency for the first time was New England’s biggest start in the 2022 NFL offseason. In a league where the passing game is the primary option for nearly every team on offense, his 98 tackles and 17 interceptions over the past two seasons will be hard to replace in the secondary.
However, with Jackson putting his talents to work for the Chargers, it opens up major opportunities for free agent additions Malcolm Butler and Terrance Mitchell. In addition to the two cornerbacks, the Patriots won the third and fourth rounders of this year’s draft, Marcus Jones and Jack Jones.
The Jones boys and the veterans they signed will have plenty of opportunities at camp to sink or swim. The question is, which players will grab this brass opportunity?
Mac Jones’ Continued Rise as “The Man”
Trying to find the next franchise QB in a post-Tom Brady world, the New England Patriots couldn’t have had a much better result than Mac Jones winning Pro Bowl honors in his rookie season. However, now the low expectations are gone and fans will want less growing pains in the second year for the Alabama alum.
The Patriots’ season and AFC East’s hopes hinge on how far Jones and his arm will take them. That’s a lot of pressure to put on a 23-year-old player at the helm of a franchise that expects excellence after 20 years of winning. But based on his freshman season, the coaching staff around him, and the high expectations playing for an elite college program before, Jones feels destined for more success in the second year.