After their latest loss, the New England Patriots are now 1-4 and it doesn't appear as though things will improve in a hurry. Head coach Bill Belichick sounded frustrated (more than usual even) in his latest press conference as he stated they needed to "start over."
He seemed to be referring to this season but in all honesty, this franchise should probably start to think about setting themselves up for 2024. In order to do this, they'll need to start trading veteran players to stockpile draft picks for a rebuild.
Here we look at five players who they could look to move ahead of the Oct. 31 NFL trade deadline.
5. Myles Bryant, Cornerback
New England has been really good about adding cornerbacks in undrafted free agency and turning them into competent defenders. They also rarely re-sign them when they hit the open market. Look at J.C. Jackson as an example.
He wound up signing a massive contract with the Los Angeles Chargers in 2022 as the Pats had no intention of locking him up long-term. They did, however, bring him back to replace the injured Christian Gonzalez after the Chargers were ready to move on.
Myles Bryant is another undrafted corner who ended up making it with the Pats. He's not on the same level Jackson was during his first stint with the franchise but he's been a solid nickel corner who can play on the outside as well — but really shines when supporting the run.
Bryant is set to hit the open market in 2024 and rather than simply let him walk, Belichick could attempt to get something now and help them load up during the next draft.