Does Tom Brady expect Patriots to make trade this week?

By WEEI 93.7

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- A week from Tuesday is the NFL trade deadline, and it could be argued the Patriots need to be looking to upgrade their offense.

The team has already been connected to a few players who potentially could be available, but what does Tom Brady think? Does he believe the team will make a deal before the deadline?

"No idea," he said on Westwood One prior to Monday Night Football. "I've stayed out of that to this point. I have stayed out of that all year. Like I said before, I am just going to do the best I can do each time I take the field. Whoever I am out there with that doesn’t change my approach. That’s up to the personnel department and what they think they need to do to help our team win.”

The Patriots quarterback did admit the offense adjusted expectations during the bye week and may be relying more on the defense.

“One thing we talked about this week was having reasonable expectations and not feeling like we have to go out there and score 50 points," Brady said. "We have to go out there and take care of the ball. We have to play a good, smart game and take advantage of our scoring opportunities when we get them.”

The Patriots are currently eighth in the NFL, averaging 386.3 yards per game.