The New England Patriots’ only entry on the NFL Trade Block Board of Bleacher Report was cornerback Stephon Gilmore.
With Gilmore now turned over to the Carolina Panthers for a sixth round selection, another source of Foxborough trade speculation and rumors has risen to the top 10 list of players that could be on the move.
Would the Patriots make another big trade in the 2021 season? If so, Bleacher Report’s Kristopher Knox believes it could be wide receiver N’Keal Harry.
Would an NFL team still part with valuable assets for Harry, considering that the Patriots’ offensive isn’t exactly setting the world on fire, can they afford to part with a potential weapon in the passing game?
The short answer to this question is yes.
Harry has still had no effect on the Patriots, and if the team can win back any type of draft asset for him, it would be best to cut their losses. Harry missed most of the season with an injured shoulder and had no effect on the Houston Texans win in Week 5 when he received a 9-yard reception.
It’s time to face the obvious fact: Harry was a wrong decision for Bill Belichick and the Patriots. They missed players like AJ Brown and DK Metcalf who could possibly have changed the team and were even good enough to get Tom Brady to stay on the team rather than go free to find greener pastures . That’s all water under the bridge now. The Patriots would be better off giving an opportunity to a practice team recipient like Tre Nixon or Kristian Wilkerson.