Patriots Are ‘Top Landing Spot’ For 49ers Rising Superstar In Major Trade

The New England Patriots certainly need some help at wide receiver and the San Francisco 49ers may end up moving one of the best soon.

San Francisco has been in the news for all of the wrong reasons lately as the future of star receiver Brandon Aiyuk very much is in question. Aiyuk has developed into one of the top receivers in football as a member of the 49ers but he is looking for a new contract and the two sides seemingly aren’t on the same page right now.

It seemed like they were moving toward a deal, but talks “stalled” lately and now it seems like a trade is a possibility. CBS Sports’ Cody Benjamin put together a list of the top landing spots and had the Patriots on his list. 

“Aiyuk may not be itching to hop aboard a rebuilding team after enjoying four years of playoff contention in the Bay Area,” Benjamin said. “New England has money to spare, however, boasting $45 million in cap space under new coach Jerod Mayo, plus a flashy quarterback of the future in Drake Maye. Desperately lacking a bona fide No. 1, the Pats might be best positioned to outbid competition.”

Aiyuk had the best season of his career in 2023 with just under 1,400 receiving yards and is just 26 years old. He is the exact type of player the Patriots need and the 49ers should be doing everything to keep. 

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