3 blockbuster trades Patriots could consider to weaponize offense

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3 blockbuster trades Patriots could consider to weaponize offense

Kyle Pitts

A player who hasn't been discussed nearly at all as a potential trade target for the Patriots this offseason has been Falcons tight end Kyle Pitts. Although Hunter Henry just signed a 3-year contract to keep him in New England, and Austin Hooper was signed in free agency to a one-year deal, the Patriots need to build up the tight-end roster to continue their success beyond their tenures.

Pitts is just 23 years old and has had an underwhelming start to his young NFL career. He was a highly touted prospect in the 2021 draft, with the Falcons taking him fourth overall, and he impressed his rookie season recording 68 receptions for 1,026 yards and a touchdown.

It's important to consider the context of Kyle Pitts' performance. He hasn't looked like the same player since his rookie season, but it's unfair to solely blame him.

Atlanta has experienced a lot of quarterback turnover over the past three years, with Matt Ryan leaving the team after the 2021 season. In 2022, Marcus Mariota and Desmond Ridder shared the starting role, and in 2023, Ridder and Taylor Heinicke were in the mix.

The constant change of quarterback, coupled with their lackluster performance, has made it challenging for Pitts to shine, seemingly lowering his value in the eyes of many. But he continues to prove he is, in fact, a star player with the opportunities he is given and the Patriots could really benefit from adding him to the roster.

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