Patriots May Consider Trading RB Before the Season, Says Analyst

The New England Patriots reshaped their roster, bringing new players on both ends of the ball. Head coach Bill Belichick had to make changes and he took a different approach this offseason. We have a feeling that the brilliant head coach will do a few more moves before the regular season. Albert Breer from Sports Illustrated believes that the Patriots may consider trading RB Damien Harris.

Does this make sense? Harris is one of the better players on the roster and he is having great seasons with the team. However, Belichick wouldn’t mind trading his veteran in case his younger running backs unlock their full potential. That’s what Breer discussed recently.

“Yeah, I think it’ll depend on how the young backs are coming along,” Breer wrote of the potential trade. “Rhamondre Stevenson, as I see it, has established himself as a starting-level player. Veteran Ty Montgomery’s there, too, and we’ll see what happens with James White’s health. But really, to me, much of it probably connects to the two guys New England spent draft picks on— Pierre Strong Jr. and Kevin Harris.”

Patriots may be trading veteran RB to make room for young players

The Patriots elevated Stevenson and he got the best of this opportunity. He could easily develop into a key player for the team. Harris won’t stay around forever and he is definitely not a long-term option for the team. Stevenson is young and his potential is real.

Pierre Strong Jr. is another player to watch. He showed great performance as reported by Zack Cox from NESN. According to Cox, the young running repped over third-year back J.J. Taylor in red-zone 11-on-11 drills. Belichick would mind using him and Stevenson over Harris. It won’t be his initial plan for the regular season, but things can change overnight.

Let’s see what happens later this month. Belichick has parted ways with strong veterans in the past. He may do the same this time. It will definitely be the hottest topic in the preseason. Fans may be shocked, but hey, Belichick will do the best for his team.