With the start of NBA free agency still somewhat ambiguous, it’s hard to really get a sense for what it will look like in the era of COVID-19. Will the ongoing pandemic pair with an unappetizing free agent class to result in a less than robust market? Will we see something less than the dramatics we’ve become accustomed to in years past?
I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but the Patriots could use a receiver. New England currently ranks dead last in the NFL in yards from the wide receiver position. Their leading receiver over the last three games, Damiere Byrd, already has more yards this season than he did in his first three NFL seasons combined. It doesn’t help that an aging Julian Edelman is once again struggling with drops this season. It wouldn’t be a stretch to call the Patriots desperate for any help in their passing game at this point. One name to watch as the NFL trade deadline approaches is John Ross.
Back in May, as it became clear the COVID-19 pandemic was not going away anytime soon, businesses across the country were given a choice: Risk the spread of a deadly virus or lose money. As you might expect from a society falling apart at the seams, the latter was the prevailing choice. Some businesses have been able to operate safely without posing a significant threat to their employees or customers. Others haven’t.
After Tom Brady left the Patriots back in March, (I know you’re tired of hearing about this, but bear with me…) a lot attention was put on Julian Edelman. Edelman’s close relationship with Brady led many to speculate the receiver might attempt to force his way out of New England to follow Brady and Rob Gronkowski down to Tampa Bay. It became evident as the offseason labored on that Edelman had other plans.