The first day of the new league year in the NFL kicked off with a bang, as a few marquee trades took place. Although they didn’t acquire a star player on Monday, the New England Patriots were in the mix for an elite wideout.
New England didn’t have many playmakers on its roster this past season. It might be one of the reasons why Tom Brady will sign with another team this offseason.
Clearly though, New England knows it has an issue it needs to address. According to NFL insider Albert Breer, the Patriots talked to the Minnesota Vikings about acquiring Stefon Diggs.
Diggs was ultimately traded to the Buffalo Bills, which makes it an even harder pill to swallow for the Patriots because now they’ll have to face the star wide receiver twice each season.
The Patriots were another team that talked to the Vikings about Stefon Diggs on Monday. The Redskins had interest, too, but their draft pick situation (they weren't going to trade the second overall pick, and have no second-rounder) made it tough.
So Buffalo it is.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) March 17, 2020
Buffalo will send its first, fifth and sixth-round picks from this year’s draft and a fourth-rounder from 2021 to Minnesota in exchange for Diggs.
The Bills made the playoffs this past season in large part because of their defense. Now that Diggs is on their roster, the offense should improve dramatically.
Josh Allen doesn’t just have an elite wideout to throw to in Diggs, he also has solid pieces in Cole Beasley and John Brown.
As for the Patriots, you can never count them out – even if they don’t have Brady under center.