New England Patriots wide receiver N’Keal Harry has been open about moving on from the team. As a result, hypothetical trades have begun that involve moving the wide receiver out of Gillette.
Thursday, ESPN published a piece about trades the network would love to see as the season begins. NFL insider Field Yates had a hypothetical trade of his own. In it, the Patriots would move Harry to Arizona. By doing so, the wide receiver could learn from veterans in the Cardinals organization.
In the meantime, New England would get former UMass Minuteman Andy Isabella. Isabella caught 21 passes for 224 yards and two touchdowns last season with the Cardinals.
During his career, he has caught 48 passes for 413 yards and three touchdowns. He was drafted in the second round with the 62nd overall pick in 2019.
“This deal essentially amounts to hoping that a change of scenery will serve both parties well, with a hat tip to colleague Mike Reiss, who has previously pondered a similar concept in his exemplary coverage of the Patriots. While Arizona would take on more financial commitment in this deal — Harry is owed $3.2 million over the next two years to Isabella’s $2.1 million — Harry has shown a little more thus far, and neither is due such a large amount that it dramatically impacts either team’s cap outlook.
“Harry would have to earn his keep in Arizona and battle his way into the fourth receiver role, but there are veteran mentors in A.J. Green and DeAndre Hopkins who could provide the spark in a return to near where he played his best ball in college at Arizona State. Isabella’s path to the Patriots’ roster also isn’t without obstacles, but the grass is sometimes greener elsewhere.”
With both players looking to revitalize their careers, a change of scenery could be an option. The Patriots would have the opportunity to acquire a slot receiver in Isabella, while Harry could benefit from veteran mentorship and a talented quarterback in Kyler Murray.
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