The New England Patriots have already acquired help on offense before the trade deadline, but it turns out the front office isn’t done yet. Per Jeff Howe of The Athletic, the Patriots are interested in trading for Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert.
New England traded for Mohamed Sanu from the Atlanta Falcons last week. He caught two passes for 23 yards in his debut with the Patriots.
Although New England is undefeated and continues to thrive regardless of personnel, the offense could actually add another upgrade to its receiving corps.
The Patriots aren’t the only team that has interest in the former first-round pick either, per Howe’s report.
Eifert has 23 receptions for 192 yards and a touchdown this season.
The Patriots are among the teams that have shown the most interest in Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert, per source. Not sure if the Bengals will relax the price enough to trade him.
— Jeff Howe (@jeffphowe) October 29, 2019
Outside of veteran Benjamin Watson, the Patriots don’t have much stability at tight end. It’d make sense for the defending champions to acquire a big pass-catcher for Tom Brady.
Another team that reportedly has interest in Tyler Eifert is the New Orleans Saints.
Despite the fact that Cincinnati is 0-8 and out of playoff contention, the team isn’t necessarily going to ship out valuable players for future draft picks. However, it’s pretty obvious that there’s a market for Eifert if they do choose to trade him.
We’ll continue to provide updates on the biggest trade news in the NFL as the deadline approaches this afternoon.