Chris Hogan had 9 catches for 180 yards and 2 touchdowns in the Patriots AFC Championship win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday. It was a coming out party for Hogan who spent the first three seasons of his career in Buffalo. Now that he’s a Patriots hero, the stories about his incredible athleticism can start to come out. Like how he could have been the best punter in Monmouth history if he had wanted.
Expect plenty more of these anecdotes about Hogan’s incredible everything-ism between now and the Super Bowl. This is the power of Tom Brady and the Patriots’ system. Hogan, who did not have career-highs in targets, receptions or touchdowns this season, is just the latest case of New England being smarter than everyone else.