3 trades the Patriots can make while throwing in the towel on 2023

Is this season already over for the Patriots?
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Trade Number 3: The Ravens land Rhamondre Stevenson

This has been a down year for Rhamondre Stevenson, after an offseason full of a lot of hope. Stevenson was a fantasy football darling at one point, picked to be a breakout player after amassing 1,000 yards in his second season last year. But, through six weeks, Stevenson has averaged just 3.0 yards per carry and scored twice.

Granted, the Patriots' offense has a lot of problems they're facing right now. They have much to get fixed, and Stevenson isn't the sole reason for his down year. That's why New England should try dangling him to a team like the Baltimore Ravens.

Rhamondre Stevenson trade

It seems the Ravens are the no. 1 team brought up when talking about a potential running back trade, because of their loss of J.K. Dobbins and seeing Gus Edwards and Justice Hill also already dealing with injuries early in the season. Getting a guy like Stevenson would give the Ravens a back who could handle a good majority of the load while also providing pass-catching ability.

The Patriots get a sixth-round pick, here, which seems like a great value for a running back that they wouldn't pay in the end, anyway. This would leave Ezekiel Elliott as the team's primary back in a season that has gone completely down the drain.