3 Patriots players the Jaguars should target before the 2023 trade deadline

• The trade deadline is inching closer. It would be a good idea for the Jaguars to inquire about these 3 Patriots players
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The New England Patriots are no longer the team that reigned the NFL for more than 20 years. They've made the playoffs just once in the last four years and are in the cellar of the AFC East. At 1-5, it's hard to see the Pats turning things around, so maybe the Jacksonville Jaguars should give them a call and inquire about a few of their players.

Bill Belichick, one of the brightest minds in football, has seemingly lost his curveball but he's said he'll do his part to right the ship. For this reason, he might not be inclined to entertain any potential trade offers but that shouldn't stop the Jags from inquiring about these three players who would fill immediate needs.

No. 3 Patriots player the Jaguars should trade for: Hunter Henry, TE

Tight end isn't a pressing need for the Jaguars. Evan Engram leads the team in catches with 36 and his 301 receiving yards rank fourth in the league. That said, the team's brass could add depth to the position. Luke Farrell is more of a blocker than a receiver and Brenton Strange, a second-round pick in this year's draft, hasn't had the impact he was expected to have.

Granted, Strange just scored his first touchdown reception against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 6 but the Jags could better production from their backup tight end.

Having made a name for himself with the Los Angeles Chargers, Henry signed with the Patriots in 2021. His two first seasons in Foxborough went relatively well but he hasn't done much of note this season, hauling in 18 receptions for 183 yards with two touchdowns.

While Henry is one of New England's best skill-position players, they also have Mike Gesicki in the mix, so they could afford to trade him in case a team (e.g. the Jags) called about him.