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In an offseason that was supposed to be full of opportunity at the quarterback position, the New England Patriots are coming up empty.
It was assumed a handful of quarterbacks would be available for trade, and teams have seen QBs make transitions and agree to terms on three quarterback moves: Matthew Stafford, Jared Goff and Carson Wentz.
But New England hasn’t been one of those teams.
FOX Sports’ Colin Cowherd said he thinks the Patriots won’t find their guy and New England’s worst-case scenario has arrived, especially now that the San Francisco 49ers showed a strong commitment to Jimmy Garoppolo.
“This is New England post-Tom Brady: Lost. It’s the worst-case scenario,” Cowherd said Wednesday on FS1. “The quarterback market’s barren, eight other teams beside you want one, and you’ve got the 15th pick.”
But is he being overly skeptical?
Yahoo Sports reports Cowherd also left out a few options at QB that could work out, maybe: Deshaun Watson, Dak Prescott and maybe even Russell Wilson.
Prescott would have to hit free agency, or the Cowboys would have to trade him. To make the move to New England, not only would Watson and Wilson would have to want to lead the new team — and it’s reported they do not — but the quarterbacks’ teams would have to be open to a trade.
So hypothetically, if 49ers keep Garoppolo and the Patriots aren’t in range to trade up or draft a top QB — and those other three options stay put or end up somewhere other than New England — then the Patriots are, indeed, in some trouble.
So, who could the Patriots start? Yahoo Sports says these are a few possible signal-callers — some within reach, some out of reach — for New England.
- Jarrett Stidham.
- Cam Newton.
- Marcus Mariota.
- Tyrod Taylor.
- Sam Darnold.
- Ryan Fitzpatrick/Mitchell Trubisky.
- Jameis Winston.
- Jacoby Brissett.
Maybe Cowherd is right, and the Patriots will face a QB situation with minimal options but fortunately, that time has not yet come.
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As a New Englander and lifelong Pats fan, I guarantee Belichick snags Mac Jones. He may have to trade up a few spots so I guess it’s good he’s spent the past 20 years trading down and always having a accumulation of picks. If Mac Jones isn’t the closest prospect comp to Tom Brady then I don’t know who is.
I stopped listening to BLM RADIO MARCH 2020.
Still many moving parts!
It is only February and there are countless moving parts. The NFL season is done and its not like regular season NBA or hockey will hold any interest except to die hard fans. Trash talking the Patriots is probably the best he can do for ratings at the moment.
No one has ever accused Coach Hoodie of being offensive-minded, so the perception of NE floundering in the off-season is well-deserved.
kinda feels like the Patriots Cam Newton experiment was a marketing ploy by Billy B.
he knows about all the bad vibes when Tommy left. He was hoping that Cam would (win or lose) promote how great it was to work with Billy B.
truth is that Cam worked very hard and the Billy B way didn’t work. because its not suppose to be a chore to play football. its suppose be enjoyable even as work is put into it.
Billy makes football UnFun!!!
Cam should go back to NE and just hang out as they pile up draft picks one losing year after another. (billy should have accepted the presidential medal of freedom from Trump – what a clown billy is)
I used to love Cowherd, until he became a Lebron/Brady licker, haven’t listened in many years