It's the NFL offseason, which means there are new rumors almost daily – some that are true, others not.
The biggest in recent days have included the great receivers Antonio Brown and Odell Beckham Jr. The lack of depth of the Patriots in this position, and in this offseason of the highest priority, they have been associated with both players.
With that said, it is important to consider both cases objectively in relation to the patriots.
19659002] Starting with Brown, there is an almost zero chance of his coming to New England. The wide receiver is still under contract with the Steelers, so they control its rights and the most likely scenario is that it will be traded immediately. Since the Patriots are the Steelers' most important competition at the AFC, it seems almost impossible that they would actually associate him with Tom Brady and Co. Even if the patriots had the best deal on the table, it seems to be the same. A situation like Jimmy Garoppolo, in which the Steelers would not accept the best offer so that Brown would not go to the Patriots.
Brown's recent antics make it difficult for any team to want him. For the past few days, he has been active on all social networks, including Tuesday morning, where he posted a video in which he said he wanted interested teams to call him (they can not do so, as this would be a manipulation), and he wants guaranteed money.
"If your team wants you to win, and you want a hungry, broad receiver whose best receiver in the world has hit someone on my phone," Brown said. "Tell them I'm not doing Hungarians, I'm not going to play myself for this NFL anymore … I think I've done everything, what do you think, what else do I have to do, win a Super Bowl? Team for that, right? … If your team has guaranteed money, they want to get to know me and work with me and ask them to call me. "
Beckham is a bit more interesting, especially as far as the Patriots are concerned. [1
The Giants would certainly treat Beckham Jr. more with the Patriots than with de n Steelers and Brown. Beckham's contract is actually relatively team friendly. He is signed until 2023, and if traded, his highs would be in the $ 15 to $ 18 million range, which is not that bad considering his talent.
If Rob Gronkowski retires, the Patriots could almost consider it an exchange with Beckham, which costs a little more since he is a recipient. Sure, the Patriots would have to give up several draft picks to acquire him, but he'd definitely be worth it. If there is a Beckham trade (to the Patriots or any other team), this is likely to happen after June 1st. According to Over the Cap, the giants would take $ 16 million in dead money and save only $ 5 million against the cap if Beckham traded before June 1st. After June 1, it can be traded for $ 4 million in dead money and $ 17 million in cap savings.
While Beckham's talent is undeniable, his ability to fit in Patriots culture brings with it a number of questions. What if he does not get the goals he considers deserve? Can he do the work that Bill Belichick does every day? While in Tom Brady's social media account, players will say and do many things, and in the end, it can be proven that these things are not true.
Beckham was able to convince many people he wanted to come to New England, but who knows exactly what would happen if he was actually inducted into the team.
From a contractual and value point of view, Beckham makes sense, especially when Gronkowski retires, but there is more to be said and the patriots are always very
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