One thing is for sure: If someone on the New England Patriots is going to ask Bill Belichick to bring in another pass-catcher, it won’t be Julian Edelman.
The Pats’ offense has been sputtering lately, and with the trade deadline right around the corner, it has prompted curiosity if New England will make a move.
Certainly, another wide receiver and/or tight end could help add some needed depth and skill to the Patriots offense. But when asked Friday on WEEI’s “The Greg Hill Show” if he would ever go to team brass to ask them to swing a trade, Edelman quickly shot down the question.
“Are you out of your mind?” Edelman said, laughing. “(I’ve never talked) to coach about a personnel decision or anything like that in my life here.”
So, does Edelman think the Patriots need to make a move?
“As a player you just sit and worry about things you can control and things you can do to help the team and you worry about the guys that you have in the locker room. That’s other people’s jobs in the organization. But I’m confident in what we’ve got and who we have, and there’s still a lot of football left here. I’m not saying that we shouldn’t be urgent any any means with how we play, practice and prepare, but that’s in someone else’s hands. I worry about what I’ve got to do as a player to come out and play my best football.”
Whether or not Edelman is the impetus for such a move, it seems the Patriots would be wise to make a deal of some kind.
The NFL trade deadline is set for Nov. 3.