Are you ready for some trade rumors? I sure am.
As if this team needs anymore fire power, the New England Patriots are quite thin at wide receiver and tight end, and seem to be in the market for Cincinnati Bengals receiver A.J. Green and tight end Tyler Eifert, CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora reported Sunday.
With the Bengals being 0-5 during the 2019 season, the franchise might be looking for a complete rebuild and rival managers believe they are in position to trade away assets to make that happen right now.
From one of La Canfor’s columns Sunday morning:
“Rival general managers I spoke to agreed that the Bengals could get a first-round pick for Green, 31, if the acquiring team was able to negotiate a new deal for him and if Green returns from his foot injury soon. It is highly unlikely that Green signs an extension with the Bengals, I’m told. League sources said the Saints and Patriots are among the teams most deeply looking for pass catching help, and both would have interest in oft-injured tight end Tyler Eifert as well, who is making just $1 million this season.”
On the Patriots:
“The Patriots have issues at the offensive line, tight end and receiver, and are expected to push for players like Bengals receiver A.J. Green and/or tight end Tyler Eifert; those players also appeal to the Saints, sources said, who made a real effort to land Denver’s Emmanuel Sanders a year ago and likely would again.”
The 31-year-old Green has yet to play a game this season as he recovers from a nagging foot injury and he might already be on the downside of his career.
Green is entering the final year of his contract in 2019.
Back in 2018, he caught 46 passes for 694 yards receiving and six touchdowns in nine games played.