The New England Patriots could improve their roster in so many ways and one of them involves the Chicago Bears. The Patriots have a chance to make a move now and the team has been advised to trade for a former first-rounder.
Head coach Bill Belichick has several tradeable assets right now and some of them are considered high-profile players who struggled to make an impact early in the season. There are several major rumors about the Patriots and their potential move at the trade deadline. Some say Belichick should trade Kendrick Bourne and Nelson Agholor by November 1. Jakobi Meyers and DeVante Parker are also listed as players who may leave the team to a trade. What about Damien Harris? Rhamondre Stevenson is doing an excellent job on the field and he may soon replace the talented veteran. Keep in mind that Isaiah Wynn could leave the team sooner than expected.
Patriots could find great use for the former first-rounder
Ian Rapoport, Tom Pelissero, and Mike Garafolo discussed the current situation in New England. They all agree that the Patriots could part ways with Bourne, Agholor, and Wynn this season. Who will replace these guys? The NFL trio mentioned Roquan Smith from the Chicago Bears. The team selected him with the 8th overall in the 2018 NFL Draft. He is an excellent player who will enter free agency next year.
Trading Smith to the Patriots would be of great help for the Bears. They will get more cap space and the Patriots will get an inside linebacker who can add a nice boost to their defense. So, New England is getting Smith, and the Bears will get Bourne, a 2023 second-round pick, and a 2024 fourth-round pick.
Bourne may be the strongest trade asset on Belichick’s current roster. He was brilliant in 2021, but struggles to fit in the new offensive scheme. Bourne also had issues with Matt Patricia and his future with the team may be hanging in the air.
Smith would be a good addition to the Patriots. He delivered 53 solo tackles, 2.5 sacks, and two interceptions so far in the season.