OK, branch may be traded. What is the minimum he should be traded for?
Keep in mind that if branch still doesn't want to play for the Pats after this season, we will have to franchise him or let him go.
If we franchise him next season and trade him I think we are in a weaker postition than we are now, and will not get as much.
However, we get more time to deal with our lack of above average WR.
I say if branch is half as good as he thinks, we should get a first for him, or maybe a second and swap places in the first (like denver did with wash).
Absolutely more than just a second, for all the hassle branch has caused.
One other thing - Maybe allowing branch to seek a trade is part of a deal between branch and the Pats.
Maybe his agent said let us seek a trade, if we don't get one we will play out the season. Who knows