The New England Patriots can easily use an extra hand in the receiving unit. The team has been linked with a lot of players, including Odell Beckjam Jr. from the Cleveland Browns. Rob Ninkovich made a prediction about the Patriots and their plans for a potential trade.
Beckham may be the best fit for Bill Belichick and the Patriots. He looks like an imperfect fit in Cleveland. But, Ninkovich’s main focus goes in the opposite direction. According to the former Patriots linebacker, the team may consider going after another talented wideout.
Ninkovich made his prediction Friday on ESPN’s “Get Up.” He believes that the Pats may trade for Jarvis Landry, a five-time Pro Bowl selection. Landry is in his third season with the Browns.
“The Cleveland Browns will trade Jarvis Landry — and not OBJ — to the New England Patriots,” Ninkovich said. “So, watch out. Cam (Newton) is going to have a target in Landry, and everyone’s going to be super afraid of that one.”
Is Rob Ninkovich right about the Patriots and their future plans?
Some see this as a splash ahead of the Nov. 3 NFL trade deadline. Everything depends on the Patriots’ needs in the upcoming games.
Patriots starting quarterback Cam Newton believes that the Patriots don’t have to add another wideout. The Patriots receiving unit has Julian Edelman, N’Keal Harry, and Damiere Byrd.
Cleveland may decide to go for a run-heavy approach going forward under first-year head coach Kevin Stefanski. Where does this leave Landry or Beckham? The Browns may rely on Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt instead of focusing on Baker Mayfield.
Is Cleveland ready to trade one of their players? New England has enough space to get a superstar. For some, Ninkovich’s idea is awkward.
Landry will turn 28 in two months. He played all 16 games and had at least 81 catches in each of his six seasons in the league. The wideout was able to catch 112 passes with the Miami Dolphins in 2017. In 2019, he had 83 catches for 1,174 yards and six touchdowns.