3 Trade Targets the Patriots Must Avoid at the Deadline

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3 players the Patriots should stay away from at the NFL Trade Deadline.
3 players the Patriots should stay away from at the NFL Trade Deadline. / Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports
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2. Jerry Jeudy

Jerry Jeudy is another wide receiver who's been floated as a potential option for New England, but like Renfrow there's not much to like.

Jeudy's career hasn't progressed as expected since he was taken 15th overall by the Denver Broncos in the 2020 NFL Draft. He had a pretty good rookie year, fell off in his second season, bounced back in Year 3 but is having another disappointing campaign in 2023.

Working alongside Russell Wilson over the last two years hasn't elevated Jeudy's game as hoped. He still doesn't have a 1,000-yard season on his resume and has great trouble finding the end zone with just 9 touchdowns in 47 career games so far.

That's the main hang-up for me, because the Patriots desperately need pass-catchers who can shake defenders and cross the pylons. Kendrick Bourne is the team's only wide receiver with a touchdown catch so far, so Jeudy only exacerbates that problem rather than solving it.

There's a sense that Jeudy hasn't lived up to his potential thus far, and that's unlikely to happen in New England's sputtering offense. He probably needs to be paired with a better quarterback and offensive coordinator to truly unlock his talents, but playing with Mac Jones and Bill O'Brien would likely just bring more of the same underwhelming production.