Bedard: Nate Solder’s pending free agency feels a lot like Devin McCourty in ’15

(USAToday Sports)

Could history repeat itself this offseason for the Patriots when it comes to the pending free agency of one of their bedrock players?

In 2015, the talk about Devin McCourty was, "He's not leaving. Why would he leave?" He ended up having no shortage of suitors, agreed to a deal with another team and then, when faced with the prospect of losing one of their leaders, the Patriots shelled out a top-of-the-market contract that pretty much represented the sum total of their offseason.

Could the same thing happen with Nate Solder?