Tremaine Edmunds would be an asset to the deep linebacker squad
For the second time in less than a month, the New England Patriots and Buffalo Bills will meet. As the Patriots look to fight for a place in the conference standings, this game could be important. There are a lot of Buffalo Bills players who could help the Patriots. In this week’s edition of Gimmie Him – renamed Gift Me Him in honor of the holidays – linebacker Tremaine Edmunds would be a perfect fit for New England.
Over the season, Edmunds has 89 combined tackles and one interception on the year. He also has three pass deviations. He just finished a game in which he made seven tackles against Carolina on Sunday. The week before, he had recorded 12 tackles against Tampa Bay. He’s been a consistent producer this season.
Edmunds has been a tackling machine throughout his career, recording at least 100 tackles in each of his first three seasons. His highest amount was 121 in his rookie season in 2018. He always seems to be around football and in the midst of defensive play. He would be a proven veteran player that the Patriots could immediately incorporate into their defense.
To their credit, New England have a very solid linebacker group. The Patriots linebacker has been a source of abundant production. Ja’whaun Bentley leads all linebackers with 82 total tackles this year. Matthew Judon has been a major passer for New England, totaling 12.5 sacks during the year.
With this pick, it’s not because the Patriots linebackers aren’t doing enough. As a group they definitely are, even though they had a tough outing against the Colts. Having Edmunds would only make this group of linebackers even more productive. He would be a defensive force for the Patriots. He would bolster the Patriots linebacker squad and give them just another weapon at position.
While Edmunds is a key player for the Bills, it’s fun to imagine him as a member of the Patriots. With a defensive-minded coach like Bill Belichick, the sky would be the limit in terms of fit and production for Edmunds.