There’s been talk since the end of the 2010 regular season that the Panthers may consider trading veteran wide receiver Steve Smith. That possibility seems to become more and more a reality, as the Panthers have loads of rebuilding to do. The latest rumors indicate that the Panthers may just be asking fro a third-round draft pick for the veteran. That, in my opinion, would be a steal. Smith’s still got some life in his 32-year-old legs and has a reasonable contract to deal with (2 years, $15 million).
Would the New England Patriots be interested in trading for Steve Smith?
You have to believe the answer to that question is a resounding “yes.” Steve Smith is a competitor who has always been about winning, and that’s a quality coveted by Bill Belichick when he’s looking for potential Patriots. He has always said that he is open to whatever is best for the team, and what would be better than adding a legitimate receiving threat for Tom Brady to play with for a reasonable cost? The Pats already have two second-round picks and two first-round picks next year, so trading a third-rounder has little impact.
What do you think? Would you pull the trigger on this trade?