There have been a lot of Mertz out there of exactly what the New England Patriots are going to do for the quarterback situation this year.
Now there's some people out there who believe that the Patriots will be looking internal.
They believe that there's real competition between Brian Hoyer and Jared Stadium.
We've heard a lot of rumors about guys like Utah State's Jordan Love.
Apparently, the Patriots are in love with Justin Herbert.
And basically, when you break it all down, every single person with a pulse has an opinion about what the New England Patriots are gonna do at the quarterback situation this year.
Obviously, the Patriots are in unchartered territory.
They're dealing without Tom Brady, who's been there.
What has been their quarterback for the last 20 seasons? It's been since 2001 that Bill Belichick has even had to fit.
Yeah, from for sure, do the Patriots want to draft a quarterback with the trade up for Justin Herbert? Those are all questions that keep getting asked.
But one thing that a lot of people are confirming on it that the Patriots will be all in for a quarterback this year.
According to Ian, Rappaport.
The Patriots are firmly in the mix to select a quarterback.
Here's what he said today, he said. Quote.
I would say that the Patriots are very firmly in the quarterback mix.
That's what the report said on the Rich Eisen show.
They're just so far back.
So I'm having trouble figuring out What are they actually going to do there up in the twenties? Jordan love sliding into the teens and then grabbing him.
In that scenario, I've thought a lot about end quote.
Now Jordan love is a popular opinion amongst Patriot fans amongst ****ysts.
I've always viewed Jordan.
Love is a very high risk, high reward type of signing you very much reminds me of a or even I think you could almost compare him to almost a Colin Kaepernick.
I know that he's got all the arm angles and he can throw like Patrick Mahomes and that kind of thing.
But I think when it comes to Jordan live, you don't exactly know what you're going to get.
He showed a lot of inconsistency in Utah, especially during the 2019 season, and there's a reason that some people have him is a top 10 and some people don't even have a first round draft pick in.
A lot of draft ****ysts are looking at him as a very high risk draft pick now, as far as I'm concerned, there doesn't really seem to be any four short quarterback in this year's draft.
There's nobody I really look at.
It go like, yes, that's the guy I thought a little bit more of Kyla Murray last year.
We've seen it in other times.
You know, a guy like Mahomes look like it, for sure, but I don't even look at Joe Burrow and to attack a viola as a for sure.
You know, when you look at Burroughs sort of record in his sort of path through college football, he really went from an average quarterback.
An overnight became a Heisman Trophy winner.
You know, the national champion, the you know, United in unanimous number one overall pick, according to every ****yst in the world.
And you got guys like to, uh, who gathered great quarterbacks.
He's a hell of an athlete.
He probably at one point was gonna be considered the first overall pick, but he comes with a slew of injury issues.
Is that surgery on his ankle is that surgery on his hip.
Apparently his physical that he had right at the combine also showed rest injuries.
No, a lot of stuff that could go wrong with you.
Uh, and when we looked specifically the New England Patriots, I think that I really see a very real possibility that New England Jeff stays.
Poynton looks internal.
No, they've had Jared stayed on the use of fourth round draft pick on him last year.
I don't think he's the next reincarnation of Tom Brady.
I don't think that anybody should believe that he is the reincarnation of Tom Brady.
There is on Lee one Tom Brady, but when we're looking at the whole grand scheme, Patron's been pretty happy with him.
But then they brought back Brian Hoyer.
Now I believe that the Patriots brought back here so that he could mentor Stadium or if they do take something out of the draft.
I don't think that Brian Hoyer has any chance of starting for the New England Patriots, but he believes that he is there to compete.
And if there is a competition between the two, I think a lot of people myself included are giving the upper hand to Jared Stadium.
And I don't know, like, I guess when you break it all down, I think they're likely to take a quarterback in some round.
I just have no idea which round they're gonna take him in.
Are they going to try to catch lightning in a bottle in the 6th 7th round again? You know, trying to recreate the Tom Brady special.
Do they go after a guy like Justin Herbert or Jordan love in only in Rapid Port? He thinks that Jordan love is just the first option that they could look at.
Can't forget that New England found Jimmy Garoppolo in the second round of the draft, and you know, there's been a lot of reports coming out that in that draft, Belichick was interested in both Garoppolo and Teddy Bridgewater and, I think and came Jimmy Garoppolo.
I wonder if the Patriots would go in that same direction.
Now the Patriots don't have a second round draft pick, so obviously that becomes a bit of an issue.
But as we all know, Bill Belichick is probably that GM, who's known for wheeling and dealing and moving picks all over the place.
Swing a trade move up to this move the second round.
I could even see the Patriots moving out of the first round pick this year and picking up a second and 1/3 and may be looking at a guy like Jake from or something of that direction now, Rapaport said.
They've also got some success with Jimmy Garoppolo in the second round, so maybe try to repeat that they don't have a second rounder.
So either they have to trade back or create.
Or maybe or they could, you know, take 1/3 or fourth and trade up for a first round.
Ah, I don't think they're going to trade up in the first round.
I think if they do it for Justin Herbert, but I think that's still a long shot.
You know, New England is always a tough team to predict when it comes to the draft.
I mean, every NFL team is tough to predict what they're going to do when it comes to the draft, but ultimately I But when it comes to the NFL draft and I think that balance check is always gonna do what he thinks is best for the team.
He hardly ever does what draft ****ysts think they're going to do.
How often do ****ysts do their seven round drafts and this and that? And I do my drafts every year and mock drafts and ballot checked.
It seems to go in a completely different direction.
You know, we think back to the 2018 draft.
I don't remember anybody talking about Sony Michelle going to the New England Patriots.
I think we all assume that Belichick would be using a pick on an offensive lineman and comes Isaiah win by owning anybody.
Thought a running back on a team that you already had.
You already had James White.
I mean, you bring it Sony.
Michelle, I don't know, you know.
And there's just so many intriguing storylines to watch us your surrounding the New England Patriots because the quarterback position is not the only position they have to address, they can't go forward with Matt Lacoste is their number one.
They need to replace some of the defensive depth that they lost the lost Atlanta Roberts.
Kyle Van Noy, your last Jamie Collins.
I assumed the Patriots are gonna be looking for linebackers.
Obviously, they traded away drawn.
Harmon saved a little bit.
Cap space. Need to get younger in the back.
Devon McCord is back, but he's old.
Patrick Chung is old.
Safety's got to be a priority.
The defensive line is to be a draft.
You need offensive line depth.
The Patriots got a whole lot of things that they need to accomplish in this year's draft.
So it's it's There's a lot of, you know outside of that quarterback position.
So it's just a lot of interesting things to look at, you know.
But obviously, to most people, how the Patriots are gonna replace Tom Brady is the number one topic amongst reporters.
And I don't think it's the number one thing.
And we've also heard the rumors that the Patriots are happy with Jared Stadium.
And look, we read the stories.
The farm Gilmore, Devin McCourty, Matthew Slater.
Two of those guys are captains.
One of the defensive player of the year.
They've all throwing their support behind Jared Stadium.
And what stuck out to me, Maur is they all threw their support behind Stadium after they re signed Brian Hoyer.
See if the Patriots were playing politics because I know that some people argued, What do you expect them to say? Busted him? You expect them to trash him? Do you expect him to? Do you expect him to say, Oh, he's no good? We don't have faith in him? No, You obviously expecting the beef up the quarterback.
But if Brian Hoyer's there and Brian Warner believes he's there to compete for the spot and look, they said a lawyer had better offers from other teams, but he was there as a backup, didn't have a chance to compete as a starter.
So he came in signing, believing he had a chance to start for the Patriots.
They didn't back up where they didn't say, Hey, we got two great quarterbacks and you know one of them is gonna take that spot.
We believe it on both.
Now they threw their support behind Jarod stayed him immediately.
They don't do that unless they believe in the kid.
So I mean, if you were a draft ****yst, if you're just a draft guy, if you're Patriots fan, whatever it may be, don't be shocked at the grounds, you know.
So the question will be asked Why should the Patriots give Jared stick him a chance this season? It's a really, really easy answer.
What do the Patriots have to lose when you look at this season? Tom Brady gone defensive guys gone.
No tight end old Julian Edelman. McKeel hair.
He looks like he could be a bus when you look at that whole break up.
This is a win win season for the Patriots.
If they suck and there's a very good possibility they will suck.
You get a higher round draft pick in 2021 U RE tool.
You use your 100 million and salary cap that's opening up.
You become competitive again after one bad season.
There's anybody that could make that quick transition quick turnaround.
I believe it's Bill Belichick if they are competitive in 2020.
If Jared Stadium does turn out to be the guy of the future than the Patriots are set up for the next 5678 10 years, I think you gotta recognize man, the Patriots are in a much better position.
Then you think at 2020 could suck, but 2021 onward is going to be very good.
So it does not hurt the New England Patriots at all to give Jared State I'm not opportunity this season,