Bleacher Report has a no-brainer Justin Jefferson trade proposal for Patriots

If this offer was on the table, Robert Kraft would need to slam the table, 'yes.'
New England Patriots, Justin Jefferson
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The 2024 New England Patriots should be more watchable than last year's version, particularly on offense.

That's the hope, anyway. New England has made enough moves to feel good about improvement, at the very least. Will this Patriots offense blow the roof off? Probably not. But, maybe with a little bit more help, they could be well on their way.

It's that time of the offseason where not a whole lot is happening, and because of that, the bigger storylines will be amplified by outlets to try and reach a larger spectrum of fans. One of the major, ongoing storylines over the past few weeks has been that of Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson and his desire for a new contract. But, the Vikings have yet to extend him.

Bleacher Report's Alex Ballentine published a piece on a few potential Jefferson trades, should he and Minnesota not come to an agreement on a new contract. In that piece, Ballentine included the Patriots and proposed what would be an easy decision for New England:

Justin Jefferson trade

The Patriots' receiving room is less than proven, and Jefferson would be a welcomed addition

Ballentine focused-in on the Patriots' lack of talent in the wide receiver room as a reason why Drake Maye needs a guy like Jefferson:

"They have their quarterback prospect, but he's throwing to one of the worst receiver rooms in the league. By the end of the year, his best options might be DeMario Douglas and rookies Ja'Lynn Polk and Javon Baker.

That's a tough environment for Maye to have success. After the disappointment of Mac Jones, the Patriots might be better off making the aggressive move of adding a special player like Jefferson to jumpstart the offense."

Ballentine is absolutely correct in that, because Maye is a rookie quarterback, he needs far more than a pair of rookie wide receivers and a second-year pro like Douglas. Having an established, trustworthy, elite target like Jefferson could make all the difference in the world for Maye's development.

However, the likelihood of Jefferson getting dealt to the Patriots seems exponentially low. It's a nice thought, and would give Patriots fans a reason to be excited again. But, seeing a world where the Vikings give up Jefferson, and especially in a deal where they get zero players in return, is difficult.

Maybe, the Patriots include someone like Douglas or Polk in the deal to sweeten the pot. But, at this point, Jefferson seems to be worthy of a package closer to a pair of first rounders and change. At least, that's how I see it.