The New England Saints have been on the cusp of a blockbuster trade that could send star running back Jimmy Garopolo to the Seattle Seahawks for top wide receiver Mike Wallace.
Garoppolo, 31, is coming off a season in which he rushed for 1,087 yards and seven touchdowns and was named to the Pro Bowl in 2015.
He was a finalist for the NFL’s Defensive Player of the Year in 2016, but he was the No. 2 overall pick in the 2017 draft.
Wallace, 27, was named a first-team All-Pro and was the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month in April.
He has rushed for more than 1,100 yards in three straight seasons, but the Patriots are unlikely to be willing to part with Wallace to secure his services.
New England is in the final year of its five-year, $49 million contract extension with Wallace.
The Patriots have not made any moves this offseason, and their focus will be on the draft, where the team could land a top receiver.
The 49ers and Broncos both have the top picks in the first round of the 2017 NFL draft.