The New England Patriots have around $30 Million in cap space to play with, a lot of which will go toward resigning their own players. The biggest needs are on offense, and the Pats won’t have enough money to spend on high end free agents. Trading now will help keep Brady in New England. The money may be tight but, New England can still bolster their roster via trade.
Given the lack of offensive weapons, the Pats should be looking to make some moves even before free agency begins. One of the smartest ways to add players with limited cap space is to find guys on the final year of their deals. The Patriots have done this before, and will be focusing on the tight end and wide receiver positions.
TRADING FOR WRs
The Pats should be thinking about wide receivers to bolster this offense, whether Brady is here or not. Here’s a few names: Cooper Kupp, Kenny Stills, Robert Woods, Kenny Golladay, Marvin Jones, Curtis Samuel, Corey Davis and Courtland Sutton amongst others. Odell Beckham Jr would be the addition Antonio Brown should’ve been, something Brady would certainly appreciate.
TRADING FOR TIGHT ENDS
The tight end position in my personal opinion is more important to address than a wide receiver. Some players to keep an eye on: Gerald Everett, O.J Howard, Ed Dickson, Hayden Hurst, Delanie Walker, David Njoku and Demetrius Harris. The Patriots will most likely draft a TE as well.
BELICHICK, KRAFT AND BRADY
The clock is ticking fast as Patriots fans are being assaulted with crazy rumors every day, and even every hour. Robert Kraft needs to step in and bring Brady and Belichick together to work things out.
Bill hasn’t given Brady an extension in years, and that’s all Brady wants. Hopefully the three pillars of the greatest dynasty ever can work this out. The way to help this process is by getting some offensive players, even if Brady leaves, the team still needs help.
Keep your eye on New England making moves in the next couple of weeks.