After several decades of success and Super Bowl championships, it appears the time has come for the New England Patriots to embrace a rebuild as their 2023 NFL season has fallen off the wayside.
The Patriots are currently last in the AFC East and are just about eliminated from the playoff race, though the organization has yet to signal that they’re going to tank for a higher draft pick.
Bill Belichick’s job has seriously come into question for the first time during his New England tenure, though Robert Kraft would find it difficult to part with arguably the greatest head coach in NFL history.
Instead, Belichick and the organization must honestly evaluate their roster and come to the conclusion that they desperately need to revamp it.
With the trade deadline coming up next week, the Patriots have several players they could offload to prepare for next year.
Albert Breer reported that New England will finally look to make changes as they’ll be active this coming week via NBC.
“For the first time in a while, they’re going to be in the seller category,” Breer said.
"For the first time in a while, they're going to be in the Seller category."
— NBC Sports Boston's Patriots Coverage (@NBCSPatriots) October 22, 2023
Breer says that the Patriots are going to be open to just about anything and namedrops Kyle Dugger, Josh Uche, and Mike Onwenu as candidates to be traded.
Those three young players have yet to come to agreements on extensions, and their talent and age make them attractive pieces for another team.
It remains to be seen just how much talent New England is willing to let go of, but it’ll be for the best if they end up going that route.NEXT: Insider Makes Big Revelation About Bill Belichick's Future With Patriots