The New England Patriots don’t need all of their wide receivers after acquiring Antonio Brown. Due to that acquisition, the Patriots have traded Demaryius Thomas to the New York Jets for a 2021 sixth-round pick according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
More Antonio Brown fallout: Patriots are trading WR Demaryius Thomas in the division to the NY Jets for a 2021 sixth-round pick, sources tell ESPN.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 10, 2019
New England acquired Thomas this offseason. The Jets will be the fourth team he has played for in the last year after being traded from the Broncos to the Texans last season.
The Jets will add him to a receiving core that features Robby Anderson, Quincy Enunwa and Jamison Crowder. Having another veteran receiver could help with Sam Darnold’s continued development.
Thomas, 31, did not suit up for the Patriots in week 1. Although he has battled injuries, he should be ready to go for the Jets when they need him.
He has 688 receptions for 9,330 yards and 62 touchdowns in his career.