The New England Patriots and their head coach Bill Belichick are not averse to making player personnel decisions that look odd, to say the least.
And today they have kept that trend of sorts up, by dealing one of their best players on the defensive side of the ball in the middle of a Super Bowl potential season.
According to a report from Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Patriots today decided to trade away linebacker Jamie Collins to the Cleveland Browns, sparking shock on social media from football fans and analysts alike.
Schefter stated that the Browns would be giving up just a conditional third-round pick in return for the 2015 Pro Bowler.
"We are always looking for ways to improve our roster by acquiring talent and the trade deadline sometimes grants you that opportunity," Browns executive vice president of football operations Sashi Brown said, confirming the move.
"Jamie Collins is a talented-tough-young-playmaker that our coaches and personnel staff think can be a great fit for our defense. We feel really good about being able to add him to our team and look forward to getting him into our building and having him work with our coaches."
Collins has gone from being a key player on a team that was looking pretty much unstoppable and well on the way to picking up the second Super Bowl ring of his career, to joining the Browns - who have yet to win a game all season.
It is unclear what Collins did in a former life to deserve this karma.
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