New England Patriots: 3 dream trade ideas with the Seattle Seahawks in 2023

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D.K. Metcalf - WR

This has to be the most obvious choice, right?

We know the Patriots passed on their chance to draft D.K. Metcalf during the 2019 draft, choosing N'Keal Harry instead, and it is already on par to go down as one of the biggest draft busts in franchise history. This could be their way to right a wrong from four years ago finally.

Since the offense still needs a true WR1, Metcalf would be an immediate fix. Not only does he bring the size of a dominant receiver, as he is 6'4" and 235 pounds, but he brings the production to back it up.

Despite those who questioned his abilities as an offensive weapon throughout the draft process, Seattle didn't let that phase them and seemingly "took a chance" on him, which has turned out to be one of their best decisions in recent years.

Throughout his four years with the Seahawks, Metcalf has hit over 1,000 yards in two seasons, with the other two barely falling short of that. He's totaled 306 receptions for 4,218 yards and 35 touchdowns, and his performance during the 2020 season earned him a Pro Bowl selection and Second-Team All-Pro honors.

Imagine that on the Patriots offense.

The one big issue in this hypothetical trade scenario, of course, is Metcalf's contract. It essentially makes him unmovable. The Seahawks have no incentive to trade him, aside from the obvious reasons, because of the amount of dead cap that would come from it.

However, since this is meant to be a dream trade, maybe we can just look past that aspect.

So in a dream world, this could be a realistic trade. And if that were ever the case, the Patriots would have one less issue to worry about offensively, as Metcalf would be an absolute monster for the team.