Pats Make ‘Ultra Rare’ Last Minute Interdivisional Trade
In a Patriots season that has been unlike any that we've seen in two decades, another strange occurrence took place yesterday. A rare trade with the division rival Miami Dolphins.
According to multiple NFL sources, the New England Patriots have acquired Wide Receiver Isaiah Ford from Miami for a 7th Round Draft Pick.
This is so out of character for The Patriots in so many ways.
If you're at all familiar with the roster moves that The Pats usually make, they NEVER trade future draft picks for current players and they NEVER trade with teams in the same conference, let alone the same division!
Bill Belichick the GM almost always trades players to the NFC, insuring that we'll only see these players in Non-Conference regular season games (which with playoff standings are the most inconsequential) or, at the very worst, the Superbowl.
Obviously matching up against anyone in the Superbowl is not a negative thing.
Another thing that makes this trade odd is that it happened at all, normally New England will only deal at the deadline when they're getting a jackpot in return.
This just has the feeling of desperation.
And at 2-5, they're as desperate as I've ever seen them in twenty years.
Looking on the bright side, Ford was a 7th Round Draft Pick a couple of years ago, so technically the value is the same AND he's still only 24 years old.
Since Cam Newton has shown an ability to get good production out of younger receivers, (Harry and Meyers), hopefully this move will help to improve his options to target on passing plays.
As long as they beat the Jets I'm all for it. PLEASE!?