Patriots trade Demaryius Thomas to Jets

Henrietta Strickland
September 11, 2019

The Jets acquired Patriots wide receiver Demaryius Thomas in exchange for a sixth-round draft pick in 2021. The 31-year-old Thomas could see a major role in the offense, and Gase expects him to play Monday night against Cleveland, pending a physical. He signed a one-year contract with the Patriots in April, and figured to be among a veteran group of receivers catching passes from Tom Brady this season as New England tries for back-to-back Vince Lombardi trophies.

The move is noteworthy, not just because Thomas is a former Pro Bowler, nor because the Jets struck a deal with their division rival.

Thomas, who is less than nine months removed from tearing his Achilles last December, reunites with Adam Gase, who was Thomas' first coach in the NFL. They worked together until Gase left for Chicago in 2015.

Bill Belichick has been the Patriots head coach since 2000 and never had done business with the New York Jets. The deal marked the first time Belichick traded with the Jets, meaning he has now made at least one trade with every team in the National Football League since taking over as Patriots head coach.

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