The New England Patriots haven’t been sellers at the trade deadline in a long time, but that could change this season.
New England is 2-4 on the year and has not looked like a potential playoff team in weeks. Cam Newton and the Patriots’ offense is struggling and they’re taking on a tough Buffalo Bills team today. Could we see Bill Belichick’s team make some notable trades before the deadline on Tuesday?
One player continues to be mentioned as a possible blockbuster trade candidate: All-Pro cornerback Stephon Gilmore.
The standout Patriots cornerback isn’t playing this weekend, leading to more speculation. He’s also reportedly put his house on the market and wants all offers in by Tuesday afternoon, according to the listing.
Could Gilmore actually be moved? Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer reported that the team has been listening to offers.
“They have talked about the idea of trading Stephon Gilmore,” NFL insider Albert Breer said this week. “They were in contact with other teams in March and April, and again in August. The question then becomes what you’re willing to take for him, because I don’t think it’s going to be a first-round pick. … But if you’re willing to move him for a second or a third, I think there could be a market out there for him.”
It could be an interesting couple of days in New England.
The Patriots and the Bills, meanwhile, are scheduled to kick off at 1 p.m. E.T. The game will be on CBS.