5 teams that could trade for Pittsburgh Steelers WR James Washington
By Tommy Jaggi
New England Patriots
It wasn’t all that long ago that the New England Patriots had one of the most dominant wide receiver groups in the league. Now, this unit is an absolute train wreck, and it shows. Last year, quarterback Cam Newton had a terrible time connecting with his wide receivers. As a result, he managed a dismal 8 touchdown passes in 15 games last season.
To make matters worse, their only reliable option in the passing game, Julian Edelman, retired this offseason after being unable to stay healthy in 2020. N’Keal Harry is a former first-round draft choice who has been often injured during his first two NFL seasons and has been a disappointment when he has been on the field.
Outside of Harry, and newly acquired free-agent wideout, Nelson Agholor, this team barely has a receiver worth mentioning. Jakobi Meyers was serviceable last year, but this team needs more receivers who can win down the field.
James Washington can offer exactly that for the Patriots. It would hardly be the first time Bill Belichick would be interested in acquiring a receiver from the Steelers – a position he can’t seem to draft. Washington would have a chance to be a consistent weekly contributor for the Patriots. In exchange, New England could offer a mid-round pick or perhaps a cornerback who could stick on Pittsburgh’s roster.