New England Patriots

Dec 6, 2021; Orchard Park, New York, USA; New England Patriots outside linebacker Matt Judon (9) celebrates while leaving the field following the game against the Buffalo Bills at Highmark Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

  • Throughout the offseason, Patriots linebacker Matthew Judon has been no stranger to checking in on some of the NFL’s biggest stars to sway them to Foxboro through Twitter.

    After rumors swirled of Deebo Samuel requesting a trade out of San Francisco, Judon even floated the idea of taking a pay cut to bring the fourth-year wide receiver to New England and sign a new deal.

  • After Judon pitched the idea, Miguel Benzan tweeted an avenue for such a plan to work. If the Patriots could acquire Samuel, converting Judon’s 2022 salary to signing bonus money could open the financial door to extend the playmaker.

  • Judon reposted the tweet from Benzan on his Instagram and doubled down on his desire for Samuel to join the Patriots.

  • Samuel enters 2022 in the final year of his rookie contract and looks for a deal to get the financial commitment from a team as one of the league’s top receivers.

    Judon is yet to reel in a big-name player through his social media efforts, but his consistency does continuously draw intrigue.