NFL Twitter had a good time with Patriots' reported Isaiah Ford trade

Darren Hartwell
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Who? NFL Twitter reacts to Pats' reported trade for unheralded WR originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

The New England Patriots have granted their fans' wishes. Kind of.

The Patriots indeed acquired a wide receiver ahead of Tuesday's NFL trade deadline, addressing one of the biggest holes on their roster. But there's a good chance you've never heard of him.

New England reportedly landed 24-year-old Miami Dolphins wideout Isaiah Ford, a seventh-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft with 41 catches over three NFL seasons.

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Ford isn't exactly Julio Jones or Will Fuller, and he doesn't exactly fill the massive pass-catcher void in New England, where Damiere Byrd, Jakobi Meyers and Isaiah Zuber were only three wide receivers to catch a pass on Sunday.

So, Patriots fans and NFL pundits couldn't help but react to the Ford acquisition with a mix of sarcasm and incredulity.

Ford certainly isn't a household name and obviously won't transform the 2-5 Patriots into Super Bowl contenders. But not everyone believes this trade was a total waste of time.

The Patriots reportedly gave up a seventh-round pick for Ford, so this is a pretty low-risk move -- even if New England still has a laughable lack of depth at wide receiver.