Should we trade Thuney?

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I would keep Thuney this year to maintain the strongest OLine possible for Newton/Stidham to perform behind ? Hopefully some of the fringe players will show enough at camp to take over next year (Could we be loosing Thuney and Cannon next year?)
 

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I would keep Thuney this year to maintain the strongest OLine possible for Newton/Stidham to perform behind ? Hopefully some of the fringe players will show enough at camp to take over next year (Could we be loosing Thuney and Cannon next year?)
Cannon is signed through 2021
 

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I would keep Thuney this year to maintain the strongest OLine possible for Newton/Stidham to perform behind...Hopefully some of the fringe players will show enough at camp to take over next year (Could we be losing Thuney and Cannon next year?)
We might be losing Cannon this year, never mind next year, if any of Cachoo, ElManure or OneMenu performs better than him during TC & pre-season...It looks like we would save nearly $6M by doing just that:

Marcus Cannon
 

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Nobody is going to trade anything of value for a RG that is owed over 14 million on a 1 year contract and that can not sign an extension.

Thuney isn't going anywhere.
Normally, I'd agree, but the exception to that would be a trade for a player in a similar situation. So if the Pats believe Frodholt, Cajuste, or Elumanur showed even the possibility of adequately replacing Thuney in TC, I'd ship him off in a NY minute (there will be a pun there that will become apparent shortly. ;) ) in a man to man swap for Leonard Williams DT NYG
 

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What am I missing isn't he a really good player, and an important piece of our OLine puzzle? Not sure why we would want to trade him. Is it that guards are not that important in the big picture?
 

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What am I missing isn't he a really good player, and an important piece of our OLine puzzle? Not sure why we would want to trade him. Is it that guards are not that important in the big picture?
We won’t pay him what he wants and could go in the AFC East would rather control his destination
 

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I don't know why we franchised him, should've let him walk and we'd be pretty much assured a 3rd round comp next year and have $14m more in cap space right now. Franchising doesn't work for the team.
 

Triumph

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Assuming Thuney is traded. Is there a rule where his new team cant franchise him in 2021?

Moreover, the Pats would trade Thuney to a team that he wants to play for. A team with lots of cap space. While Thuneys new contract is not etched in ink as of yet, the conditions are all in place to get a deal done.
 

ChrisR2223

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Assuming Thuney is traded. Is there a rule where his new team cant franchise him in 2021?

Moreover, the Pats would trade Thuney to a team that he wants to play for. A team with lots of cap space. While Thuneys new contract is not etched in ink as of yet, the conditions are all in place to get a deal done.
And keep him out the Division is BBs biggest concern.
You could trade him then have enough cap to make a play for Beckham.
 

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Should the Pats trade Thuney? I say yes if they do and no if they don't. In Bill I Trust.
 

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I would keep Thuney this year to maintain the strongest OLine possible for Newton/Stidham to perform behind ? Hopefully some of the fringe players will show enough at camp to take over next year (Could we be loosing Thuney and Cannon next year?)
Not a bad point... provide the best possible OL with which to evaluate your QBs. You'll learn more about Newton and Stidham this year behind this line than you would behind a weaker one. Next year, they will be more informed regarding whether Newton deserves a long-term deal, or whether Stidham is actually the real deal, etc.
 

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Moreover, the Pats would trade Thuney to a team that he wants to play for. A team with lots of cap space. While Thuneys new contract is not etched in ink as of yet, the conditions are all in place to get a deal done.
Agreed. The team calls the agent and asks what the contract expectations are and if Thuney would sign for that team. Happens all the time I am sure. I do not think signing Thuney to a long term deal after the 2020/2021 season will put off teams if they are interested. Thuney could be asking for too much $$ which would nearly negate any trade possibility.
 
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