Marcus Cannon Traded to Texans

Marcus Cannon

Marcus Cannon

 

 

The Patriots have been making some moves over the last week. This week is the start of the NFL Free Agency Frenzy. With this date coming up, teams are more than likely going to make moves to free up cap space or improve their team. This is the third big move from the Patriots recently heading into free agency. Earlier in the week, they traded for OL Trent Brown from the Las Vegas Raiders. This move makes more sense with the trade they made today. Long-time right tackle Marcus Cannon is being traded to Houston.

Marcus Cannon has had an amazing career in New England. Cannon is a three-time Super Bowl Champion (XLIX, LI, and LIII). He is a big reason the Patriots had such an effective run game during the 2019 playoffs en route to Super Bowl LIII. He is also a Pro-Bowler at least once in his career. Cannon is a very reliable option on either side for a quarterback to have as much time in the pocket to complete a pass.

 

 

Marcus Cannon was selected in the fifth round of the 2011 NFL Draft. That summer, he took time to battle non-Hodgkin lymphoma. He came back stronger than ever. Cannon missed last season due to opting out because of the pandemic. With his health conditions and medical history, it was a no-brainer that he would opt-out.

With Cannon moving on to Houston, it is more likely that Trent Brown slides in at left tackle and Isaiah Wynn moves to guard. It sounds like free-agent Joe Thuney is leaving the team so the move must be made. Here in New England, we thank Marcus Cannon for everything he did for the team and wish him nothing but the best in the future. Good luck in Houston Marcus.

 

Marcus Cannon

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