Colin Cowherd Rips Patriots QB Situation, Is He Right Or Trolling Fans?

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.

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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