The New England Patriots may go after pretty much every quarterback in the NFL this offseason. The team is coming off a terrible season. NFL experts believe that head coach Bill Belichick will rebuild the roster and change his winning formula. New England may have an empty spot for someone like Matthew Stafford. From what we can see, the Patriots may pull out a nice trade offer for Stafford.
The former No.1 overall pick and Pro Bowler will leave the Detroit Lions in the next few weeks. New England is definitely an option for Stafford. At least one NFL insider suggests that the Patriots may get the veteran.
Peter King listed the best landing spots for the quarterback. He has New England in the top 3. The Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos are ahead of Belichick’s team.
“Bill Belichick, as he did when he first got to New England, got his cap in decent shape with one lousy year as payment,” King said. “But would he be willing to pay the 15th overall pick for Stafford? He should be. Compensation: 15th overall pick.”
Patriots may have a good trade offer for Stafford
Chris Perfett from Pride of the Lions can’t really cope with the idea of having Stafford in New England. However, it’s a practical possibility.
“As for Stafford, there’s no better sales pitch than Patriots coach Bill Belichick. The divinity of the coach may have suffered this year given his team’s record, but it’s not hard to see how Belichick could get him on board with being the next king of Foxborough, the next scion to return the Patriots yet again to the playoffs; all the better, Stafford would feast on a still impotent AFC East Division for six games.
“God, you just want to get in bed with the most evil place on earth, don’t you? As if it wasn’t bad enough that we have to put up with all you Michigan poseurs pretending that you knew who Tom Brady was in Ann Arbor.”
New England finished the 2020 NFL season with a 7-9 record. Belichick isn’t used to losing seasons. He missed the playoffs for the first time since 2008, and hopefully, the Patriots won’t make the same mistake again.