Earlier today the New England Patriots traded running back and former first-round pick Sony Michel to the Los Angeles Rams. It took a little time, but we finally learned what the Patriots are getting back.
According to ProFootballTalk, the Patriots are receiving the Rams’ 2022 sixth-round pick and 2023 fourth-round pick. The Rams receive Michel. There don’t appear to be any pick swaps in the deal despite earlier reports.
Sony Michel was the Patriots’ first-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. As a rookie he had 931 rushing yards and six touchdowns, leading the team in rushing.
But his biggest contribution to the Patriots came in Super Bowl LIII. In the lowest-scoring Super Bowl to date, he had the team’s lone touchdown and led the team with 94 rushing yards.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 25, 2021
The following year, Sony Michel looked even better. He had over 1,000 yards from scrimmage and led the Patriots in touchdowns.
But injuries began to take their toll in 2020. He missed seven games due to a combination of injuries and COVID-19 restrictions, finishing the season with 563 yards and two touchdowns.
After posting career lows in multiple categories, the Patriots declined Michel’s fifth-year option in May. With rookie running back Rhamondre Stevenson looking sharp in training camp, the Patriots must have decided that Michel wasn’t needed anymore.
Will the Los Angeles Rams be able to get Sony Michel back to form this year? Who won the trade?
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