The New England Patriots might have the smartest front office in football, and they prove it year in and year out. They take guys that no one wants, and turn them into stars. They are usually guys that were good in their prime, and they end up showcasing their talents once again on the big level. Well there is one player that is currently falling down the depth chart in Arizona that could be a very good steal for the Patriots.
The Patriots rely on Tom Brady quite a bit, but they need to find him some more weapons. One weapon could be Rob Housler, who is sitting fourth on the latest depth chart in Arizona. That is not good, and the Patriots could use another true pass catching tight end as an insurance policy to Rob Gronkowski.
Housler found the end zone after three seasons in the NFL last year. He had a game-high seven receptions at home against the Seattle Seahawks last season and scored his lone touchdown against the Houston Texans in 2013.
Bruce Arians obviously feels he is not the right fit for his system, but Housler could be a very low risk, high reward player for the Patriots. He would come in and compete with D.J. Williams and Michael Hoomanawanui for a back up position. I think Housler would shine in a Bill Belichick offense, and he could turn into a Pro-Bowl type player. It will not cost much, a matter of fact, I bet the Patriots could pick him up for a late round pick, because he is definitely on the roster bubble in Arizona.