The quarterback market is pretty packed with talent. This market has seen so many changes, and things won’t stop here. The New England Patriots will need to find a quarterback. Although there’s a really big chance for Cam Newton to return to the team, some say the Patriots will bring back some of their former quarterbacks.
Adam Schefter from ESPN reported that the Philadelphia Eagles will send Carson Wentz to the Indianapolis Colts for a second and third-round pick.
“Philadelphia has agreed to trade Carson Wentz to the Indianapolis Colts in exchange for a 2021 third-round pick and a conditional 2022 second-round pick that could turn into a first, league sources tell @mortreport and me”
Reports suggest that Patriots head coach Bill Belichick wasn’t really involved in recent Wentz talks. However, they did show interest a few weeks ago.
Patriots to bring back two quarterbacks
Conor Orr from Sports Illustrated has two theories for the Patriots. One of them involves a trade for Jimmy Garoppolo.
“San Francisco has concluded that it simply can’t make good music with Garoppolo anymore. The two franchises re-swap second-round picks, and Bill Belichick’s original Brady heir is back on the Patriots with Josh McDaniels. Favor returned. New England can also shop in the middle tier of an advantageous free-agent market to upgrade the available weapons a bit and add Brissett as a long-term backup option. With uncertainty surrounding another season during COVID-19, Brissett would be an integral signing that could keep New England afloat in the AFC East.
“What happens next: Rumors of the 49ers longing for one of the veteran QBs potentially available (like Kirk Cousins) persist. Could the Kyle Shanahan–John Lynch regime be eyeing a more permanent and sustainable solution at quarterback?”
According to this, the San Francisco 49ers would trade Garoppolo to the Patriots to get enough draft assets to ease a move to No.2. San Francisco may take BYU star Zach Wilson.
Garoppolo and Brissett may not be a long-term option for the team.