The New England Patriots have traded running back and 2018 first-round pick, Sony Michel, to the Los Angeles Rams for conditional pick(s).
Patriots to trade RB Sony Michel to the Rams for a 2022 fifth-round pick and 2022 sixth-round pick. pic.twitter.com/H8ajilOuiw — NFL (@NFL) August 25, 2021
The Rams had lost Cam Akers, among others at the position, to season-ending injuries leading to them calling up their Super Bowl opponents of three seasons ago. Sony Michel scored the only touchdown in the 13-3 defensive battle to cap off a great postseason that peaked out his Patriots career.
Remembering Sony Michel’s biggest moment for the Patriots, his game-winning TD against his new team at Super Bowl 53. pic.twitter.com/YuDDjlloq0 — PatsPropaganda (@PatsPropaganda) August 25, 2021
Injuries and the arrival of Damien Harris have proven to make the fourth-year running back expendable. The team opted to not pick up his fifth-year rookie option. The trade will either be for a 2022 fifth and sixth-round pick from the LA Rams to New England or a 4th round pick should they receive a compensatory pick.
The trade helps bolster the Rams’ backfield and alleviates some of the logjams in the Patriots’ running back room.
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