On Tuesday, through his agent, N'Keal Harry formally requested a trade from the Patriots.
It's been a disappointing two seasons in New England after being selected in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft and it seems he feels he can benefit from a change in scenery.
But it's worth asking the question, why would a team trade for Harry when there's a chance he could be released at the end of the summer?
Right now, it would seem Jakobi Meyers, Nelson Agholor and Kendrick Bourne are all ahead of him on the depth chart and a case could be made Isaiah Zuber is as well. Even before Tuesday, it seemed like a real possibility that the Patriots could move on from him when rosters are cut down at the end of the summer.
Sure, a team could trade for him to assure they get him before he becomes a free agent, so which teams may be interested?
It seems to be a pretty small list, as after all it was reported the Patriots were trying to trade him around the draft and of course that did not happen. At the time, The Washington Football Team were thrown out there as a possibility, so it's probably worth the Patriots making a phone call again.
Another team is the Texans and a potentially reuniting with Nick Caserio. Perhaps Bill Belichick could convince Caserio to offer a late-round pick to give Harry a fresh start in Houston.
Just because Harry wants to be traded, it doesn't mean the Patriots will be able to do it because after all it takes two teams to make a trade happen.