Patriots Competing With Division Rival to Trade for Deebo Samuel

The New England Patriots are in competition to acquire San Francisco's Deebo Samuel.
Feb 11, 2024; Paradise, Nevada, USA; San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel (19) against the
Feb 11, 2024; Paradise, Nevada, USA; San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel (19) against the / Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

It's has an interesting offseason to say the least around the NFL. There has been plenty of movement via free agency and trades. The Pats shipped out Mac Jones and snagged Drake Maye to be the new franchise quarterback.

Over the past couple of months, the Pats have been shuffling through the market as look to acquire a big-time playmaker.

Josina Anderson reported that New England contacted the San Francisco 49ers about Deebo Samuel before the 2024 NFL Draft.

A recent development has emerged and the Pats will compete with a division rival to trade for Samuel.

Pats News: New England is Competing with the Buffalo Bills to Acquire Deebo Samuel

According to Mike Giardi, both the Buffalo Bills and the New England Patriots are interested in Samuel's services.

It's not a shocker that both these teams are looking to get a WR. The Bills shipped out Stefon Diggs to Houston Texans and are now lacking a true No. 1 pass catcher.

Meanwhile, the Patriots have been aggressively pursuing wide outs all offseason. They called in on Brandon Aiyuk, Tee Higgins, and tried to nab Calvin Ridley in free agency.

After striking out on those guys thus far, they've pivoted to Samuel. If Samuel has a say in his destination, that could be bad news for the Pats. The Bills are the better club and have Josh Allen under center.

On the Pats side, they are undergoing a rebuild and just selected a rookie quarterback with the third overall pick.

But at the end of the day, whoever has the better trade package will end up with Samuel. If I'm the Patriots, I'll offer a little extra to make sure the 49ers can't turn the trade down.

Especially with a divisional foe in the mix.

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