The New England Patriots have a plethora of depth when it comes to the running back position, many teams know this and it’s drawing their interest in trading with the Patriots.
The main running back drawing interest is RB Dion Lewis:
In today's notebook, Dion Lewis continues to draw trade interest: pic.twitter.com/FkGaMOXDSa
— Jeff Howe (@jeffphowe) September 9, 2017
According to Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald, teams have taken note of the Patriots RB depth and have been inquiring about Dion Lewis this off season to as recent as this week.
The Patriots of all teams should know how important depth is, as an injury or two can leave you very thin in any position. With Lewis, Burkhead, White and Gillislee, the Patriots certainly do have depth when it comes to backs.
Personally, I’d hate to see Lewis go, he is the teams most skillful runner. After coming off a torn ACL, Lewis has returned to previous form. Although the number of carries gets distributed among the 4 backs, there’s no reason to consider trading Lewis unless the Patriots can get a decent pass rusher.