The New England Patriots have several empty spots on the roster, and they also have plenty of cap space. Head coach Bill Belichick has a few options on the market, and the Patriots are advised to pull out a blockbuster trade.
Everyone is so focused on the Patriots’ franchise quarterback. However, the whole thing depends on Belichick’s willingness to sign weapons. NFL quarterbacks would only sign with competitive teams packed with weapons. Cam Newton, Jarrett Stidham… They could easily lead the team if given the right weapons.
Several quarterbacks are expected to enter the open market. But, these players would never fancy New England over teams with strong receivers.
Patriots to take part in a blockbuster trade
NFL insider Albert Breer shared his thoughts on Belichick’s next move. According to him, New England may trade for 2-time All-Pro New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas.
“I’m gonna give you a guys a fun name that might be a little shooting high, or whatever, but the Saints have huge, huge cap problems. They figure to $60 or $70 million over the cap. So how about trading for Michael Thomas?
“If you wanna solve your receiver issue once and for all, you may have to give up a second or a third-round pick to go and get him, but a lot of the bonus money is already paid out. So you’d be able to get him at a discounted rate for a No. 1 receiver. I think culturally, he fits in. He’s tough; he’s competitive. He’s a little bit of a weird personality, but I certainly think that if you wanted to resolve your issue of not having a No. 1 receiver once and for all, I think Michael Thomas, stylistically as a receiver, is exactly what the Patriots would be looking for.”
Thomas played in just seven games and one postseason after struggling with several physical issues. He had issues with the team and one of his teammates.
In these seven games, Thomas had 40 receptions for 438 yards and no touchdowns. He led the NFL in receptions in 2018 and 2019.