New England Patriots Rumors: 3 unhappy superstars Pats could trade for

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The New England Patriots training camp is set to kick off tomorrow morning, which basically signals the informal start of the NFL season. Everyone involved with the Pats is looking forward to putting the bad taste of last season behind them and righting the ship this upcoming season.

In case you weren’t paying attention, the Patriots completely dominated this past offseason. They used their plethora of cap space to lure in whichever free agents they wanted, and were generally believed to have one of the stronger drafts throughout the league.

As a result, just about everyone involved is looking forward to getting back to work. That’s not the case around the rest of the league. There are some teams that are probably dreading returning to camp because they have to deal with their unhappy superstars.

One of the more drawn out sagas of the offseason seems to be coming to an end with Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers. Even then, the Packers still have a lot of work on their hands, which we will get to in a second. With a number of stars unhappy with their deals or teams heading into training camp, let’s take a look at three of these stars that New England could look to swing a trade for.

New England Patriots Trade Target No. 3: Davante Adams

With Aaron Rodgers seemingly in tow for the upcoming season, it reduces the likelihood that Davante Adams would get moved before the start of the season. But Adams has previously made it seem like he is unwilling to sign an extension with Green Bay, and they may look to get something in return for Adams before he is set to hit the free agent market this upcoming offseason.

Adams made the full-fledged leap to top wide receiver in the league last season, as he grabbed 115 passes for 1374 yards and a league leading 18 touchdowns. This is a very good line for a full 16 game season, but Adams managed to accomplish this in just 14 games, only furthering the fact that he is the NFL’s best wide receiver heading into this season.

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Adams seems to be intent on following Rodgers wherever he goes. When it was reported a couple days back that Rodgers and Green Bay were still at an impasse on their deal, that meant Adams was too. Now that Rodgers is back in the fold, Adams is willing to talk about an extension apparently.

Adams availability seems to be trending the wrong way from interested trade partners, but he could be available if the pendulum swings the other way. We’ve already discussed how New England could create a package centered around Stephon Gilmore to make an enticing package for Green Bay, and that may be a card to keep in the back pocket as the situation unfolds.

Regardless of where he stands now, it’s known that Adams has at least considered his future in Green Bay, and there’s still a good chance he hits free agency next offseason with Rodgers likely moving on from Green Bay after this season. If New England can create a tantalizing package that gets Green Bay to bite, they should definitely consider making a big splash for Adams.