What if there was a way to keep the dynasty alive?
As Tom Brady ended his 20-year reign with the New England Patriots for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the franchise that has won six Super Bowl titles was left wondering what to do next.
For now, the Patriots have Jarrett Stidham as the No.1 option, but wouldn’t fans rather have Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa?
Tagovailoa is projected to go as high as No. 5 to the Miami Dolphins, so climbing the ladder would be a hassle. The only way to ensure that Tua would be wearing the Patriots uniform next year is if the Patriots can work a trade with the New York Giants.
The Giants hold the No. 4 overall pick, but GM David Gettleman is reportedly open to trading down. If so, the Patriots have found their opening.
The Patriots would need to find a way to deal Joe Thuney. The Giants need help up front, and the 27-year old would be a major part of the package. The Patriots would then need to deal their first-round pick, and likely their second-round pick as well.
According to a report from Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer, Gettleman could be desperate for a quick turnaround.
“He made a case for ownership to come back,” via Glazer. “He presented a plan for how he’ll turn it around in a year. That needs to happen. If it doesn’t happen, he’ll be gone and rightfully so. If he doesn’t follow through, it’s time to go.”
The Giants were already rumored to have interest in an offensive lineman. This would net them the fix for that hole, which would allow them to use their first-round pick to fix another issue.
The Patriots would gain an heir to the departure of Brady. Tagovailo would likely thrive under the system under Josh McDaniels.
Then again, who knows if anybody wants to see the Patriots try and compete again.