The New England Patriots are currently 2-8 and will need assets moving forward. The goal of the offseason for the Patriots should be to acquire as many assets as possible to help expedite the rebuilding process.
With that in mind, here are three trades the Patriots must make to help their future.
Trade #1: Bill Belichick for a first-round pick
The first trade that makes sense for the Patriots is Bill Belichick for a first-round pick. Rumors about his job security continue to be a topic of conversation, even more so after their latest loss.
If Robert Kraft intends to move on from Belichick, he should be looking to do so this offseason because the game has passed him by, and he provides no hope or optimism for the future. The Patriots could also get an excellent haul for Belichick, considering he is the greatest coach in NFL history.
The trade would be pretty easy, as there are already rumors of potential suitors for Belichick. There have been reports of the Washington Commanders potentially trading for Belichick, and the Giants could also become suitors due to their history with Belichick.
The Patriots would be foolish to pass up a first-round pick for Belichick.
Trade #2: Sign and trade Kyle Dugger
The second trade the Patriots should make this offseason involves Kyle Dugger. The Patriots should execute a sign and trade with Dugger this offseason because he has value. Dugger is a starting-caliber safety that has improved every season.
I think the Patriots could get a second or third-round pick for Dugger, which is a decent haul considering they drafted him in the second round of the 2020 draft. Although it would be tough to part with Dugger, I think Jabrill Peppers could step up and be the leader of the secondary.
Trade #3: Rhamondre Stevenson
Another trade that the Patriots need to make this offseason involves Rhamondre Stevenson. The Patriots feature running back is set to be a free agent next offseason, meaning the team could look to sell high on one of their best offensive assets.
The Patriots should look to move one offensive player this offseason, and Stevenson feels like the best candidate. At just 25 years old, Stevenson has yet to reach his prime, which should entice other teams to want his services.
Ultimately, it will be interesting to see what players the Patriots look to move this offseason.