Recent Patriots rumors are about their interest in wide receiver Demaryius Thomas of the Denver Broncos.
As we get closer to the NFL Trade Deadline, recent Patriots rumors are about who they are interested in prior to the deadline. The Patriots are always very active this time of year, as they like to either acquire players prior to the deadline or move players that they don’t intend on keeping as free agents.
Earlier this season, the Patriots had a clear need at the wide receiver position. With Julian Edelman suspended and pretty much all of their other wide receivers that they brought in during the offseason hurt, the Patriots were lacking at the position.
The Patriots went out and addressed this need by trading for Josh Gordon. Even though Gordon hasn’t done much on the field in recent years, he has the potential to be an elite receiver in the league, and has started to produce nicely for the Patriots. Despite already adding Gordon, the Patriots are now also reportedly interested in adding Demaryius Thomas from the Denver Broncos.
Seeing the Patriots being interested in Thomas is a bit surprising, as their depth and talent at wide receiver certainly seems to be in good shape with Edelman returning from his suspension. Thomas does have some links to the Patriots, as he was drafted by Patriots offensive coordinator, Josh McDaniels, when McDaniels was the head coach of the Broncos.
After five straight seasons of totaled more than 1,000 yards receiving, Thomas wasn’t able to reach that mark for the first time in his career last season. Partially due to poor play at the quarterback position the last few years, the number for Thomas are certainly on the decline.
However, he is a big body wide receiver that would be an improvement for the Patriots. If the Patriots were to acquire Thomas, it would likely result in them having to move on from one of the receivers already on the roster. With the trade deadline on Tuesday, we will have to see how aggressively the Patriots pursue Thomas.