Four Players the New England Patriots Should Trade For

By: Ryan Kirouac

Without a doubt, the New England Patriots are the best team in football right now. In years past that has been due to the offense, but in 2019, things have changed.

Bill Belichick, Jerod Mayo, Steve Belichick and countless other coaches have crafted an all-time defense – one that is leading the league in pretty much every major statistic.

New England’s one weakness is their offense. Shocking, I know. Through six games this year, the Patriots are 17th in yards per play, eight spots below where they finished in 2018.

The craziest part of it all is that it’s not Tom Brady‘s age catching up to him that has slowed down this once unstoppable Patriots offense. In fact, Brady is one of the few bright spots offensively so far. He may not have the flashiest stats, and he may not be considered the “best” quarterback in the league, but don’t get it twisted: he’s still Tom Brady. He just needs some more help at the receiver position.

So, with that being said here are four players the Patriots should trade for before the Week 8 trade deadline:

1. Tyler Eifert (TE)

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Tyler Eifert is a tight end who has appeared to go missing in action. Injury has plagued what was once a fantastic start to a career and he has never been the same.

He has essentially become a non-factor in a struggling Cincinnati Bengals offense, and surely the Bengals would listen to offers for Eifert. New England could offer Eifert a fresh start and an increased role.

The tight end could potentially be a low risk, high reward option.

2. Mohamed Sanu (WR)

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New England already tried to make a trade for Mohamad Sanu before the season, but it never panned out. They even tried to sign him as a free agent.

Belichick has kept an eye on him for a long time now, and with the Atlanta Falcons having an abysmal start to the season, they may be looking to clean house and prepare for a slight rebuild. This makes Sanu a perfect trade target for the Patriots.

They need a tall guy who can get downfield quickly. Sanu is also a well known passer. Just imagine the trick plays Josh McDaniels could draw up for the veteran wide receiver.

3. Trent Williams (OT)

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Brady has been under pressure all season. Injury has played a part in that with David Andrews out for the season and young tackle Isaiah Wynn placed on IR. Wynn can potentially return, but it never hurts to bolster the offensive line.

Trent Williams is a perfect option. He is big. He is fast. He is exactly what the Patriots look for in an offensive lineman.

The offensive tackle’s name has been tossed around on the trade block already this season, and much like the Falcons, the Washington Redskins could definitely use draft picks for the 2020 season.

4. Keenan Allen (WR)

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Now – this one is a stretch.

First off, a good amount of money would have to be moved around in order for this trade to work. While it would be difficult, it would not be impossible.

Keenan Allen is one of the best wide receivers in the league, and adding him to Brady’s list of targets would be similar to the juggernaut offense that they had before Antonio Brown lost his mind.

The Los Angeles Chargers are trending downwards right now, and Philip Rivers looks like he has reached his breaking point. It might be time for them to look towards the future and scrap their current plans. With the disappointing loss in Week 7, they could be looking to make moves somewhere.

Given the right offer, the disgruntled Allen could possibly be up for trade.

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Ryan is from Holden, MA and joined the Edge Sports Network team in October of 2019. Ryan is a Boston sports fan, but is specifically a huge supporter of the New England Patriots. He formerly ran "Daily Pats Talk," a page dedicated to Patriots football. He now runs the Patriots Lighthouse Army on Twitter (@LighthousePats). Ryan currently attends Nichols College in Dudley, MA. He also has experience covering the NFL as a whole. Follow Ryan on Twitter @TheOfficialRK_.

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