In a potential shakeup of the NFL landscape, The Athletic’s Jeff Howe has reported that the New England Patriots have reached out to both the Arizona Cardinals and the Denver Broncos regarding trades for star wide receivers DeAndre Hopkins and Jerry Jeudy, respectively.
Sources have indicated to him that the Broncos are requesting “at least” a first-round draft pick in exchange for Jeudy, a talented young receiver who has shown great potential in his short time in the league. The Patriots, however, have not yet disclosed what they are willing to offer in return for either Hopkins or Jeudy.
This news comes as the Patriots are in dire need of an upgrade at the wide receiver position, having lost Jakobi Meyers to the Las Vegas Raiders in free agency for a massive three-year, $33 million deal. With Meyers’ departure, the Patriots are left with a lack of experienced talent at the position, and it appears that they are willing to make bold moves in order to rectify the situation.
It remains to be seen whether the Cardinals or the Broncos will be willing to part with their star receivers, but the fact that the Patriots are making such bold moves indicates that they are not content with their current situation and are willing to take risks in order to improve. As the NFL offseason continues to unfold, it will be interesting to see how these potential trades develop and whether the Patriots will be able to secure the playmakers they so desperately need.