Bourne is on the verge of posting up near-career lows in receiving yards with the Patriots this season. He’s only hauled in 156 yards and has zero touchdowns this season, which would be his worst totals since his rookie year with the San Francisco 49ers.
Though, with plenty of wideout-needy teams in the NFL at present, there are five teams that could be very logical landing spots for Bourne, who at his best can be a valuable part of a receiving rotation.
Green Bay Packers
The Packers have been, perhaps, the league’s biggest disappointment so far, with some wondering if superstar quarterback Aaron Rodgers is finally hitting the wall. Though, his receiving core is one of his worst, and Bourne could immediately step into the Green Bay lineup and give Rodgers a veteran receiver he could rely on as the Pack tries to rebound.
New York Giants
The upstart Giants have only lost one game, with head coach Brian Daboll making wine out of water with the New York roster. Though, the receiving core continues to be a sore point. Bourne could come in and get immediate snaps in the Giants’ offense. Daniel Jones would surely enjoy having Bourne as a target in the red zone.
The Titans are still struggling to fill the void of the A.J. Brown trade, and first-round draft pick Treylon Burks is on injured reserve. The team just signed Chris Conley, but the Titans couldn’t hurt for having a receiver like Bourne on the roster.
Los Angeles Rams
The Rams are facing a Super Bowl hangover for the ages, and the offense has sputtered a bit after being so prolific in 2021. Allen Robinson hasn’t lived up to expectations, Odell Beckham Jr. hasn’t resigned and Van Jefferson has been on IR. Bourne could come into a division he knows and help out Matthew Stafford and Cooper Kupp.
With the Chicago Bears showing some life against the New England Patriots, Chicago could get a tantalizing piece to add to its lacking wideout room to help Justin Fields as he tries to live up to this draft status and get his career really going in the Windy City.