The New England Patriots need to address their tight end position following the release of Aaron Hernandez and the uncertainty with Rob Gronkowski’s recovery, so speculation has already begun about some potential targets for the team. A number of names have been thrown out there in the discussion, but some players seem much more likely than the other absurd rumors that have made the rounds.
For the Patriots, Kansas City Chiefs tight end Tony Moeaki could be one of the very intriguing options.
From Bill Williamson of ESPN’s AFC West blog:
Denver and Kansas City should call the Patriots and see if they can take advantage of the team’s hole at the position. I think Denver could potentially dangle Joel Dreessen and Kansas City could potentially offer Tony Moeaki. Both players are better than any option the Patriots currently have.
I am a big believer in Moeaki, who has been hampered by injuries. I’m not sure the new Kansas City regime is courting on Moeaki. Anthony Fasano was signed in the offseason and Travis Kelce was drafted in third round. I wouldn’t be shocked if the Chiefs could get something in return for Moeaki and they’d feel comfortable rolling forward with Fasano and Kelce.
Of course, this is just speculation, but the idea is an interesting one.
New England went from having tight end being a strength to having it as one of their biggest question marks heading in to the season. The Patriots have never been shy about dealing draft picks in the past, so would it really be surprising to see them potentially target a player like Moeaki? No, it wouldn’t.
As much as New England may say that they are comfortable with their current players at the position, you can never ignore an opportunity that would improve your roster.
What do you think, Chiefs and Patriots fans? Would you like to see this deal go down? Share your thoughts in the comments section.