Bill Belichick has been the Patriots head coach since 2000 and never had done business with the New York Jets.
Until Tuesday, anyway.
New England reportedly traded wide receiver Demaryius Thomas to the Jets for a sixth-round pick in 2021. The Patriots’ receiving corps is stacked, to say the least, and with Antonio Brown making his deal official Monday, Thomas was the odd-man out.
The trade marks the first time the two teams have made a trade with one another since Belichick was named the head coach. But an impressive part to the stat isn’t that the Patriots head coach waited nearly 20 years to strike a deal with his AFC rival.
New England now has made at least one trade with each NFL team under Belichick.
And the last time the Jets traded with the Pats? Well, take a look:
We’d say that was a pretty significant trade.
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