The Patriots could really use one more dynamic receiver, the kind they can stack on top of their depth chart as the unquestioned No. 1 guy. But that player isn’t exactly easy to find – and would probably cost them.
That’s reportedly the case with Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins, who will be entering the final year of his rookie contract in 2023. Cincy will almost certainly have to commit hundreds of millions of dollars to keeping quarterback Joe Burrow and top wideout Ja’Marr Chase, possibly making Higgins too expensive to keep.
Higgins, then, is a candidate to go the way of A.J. Brown in the 2023 off-season, as the next high-end receiver talent to be traded and then extended by his new team. But it sounds like Higgins’ price tag will be quite high, one way or another.