Patriots Expected To Sign Award-Winning Quarterback
February 7, 2024
The New England Patriots decided to part ways with legendary Bill Belichick and we have a feeling that the organization could move on from top players on the current roster. New England has to adjust the roster and add efficient players. According to experts, the Patriots should definitely sign a new quarterback.
Patriots sign top quarterback prospect
ESPN analyst Matt Miller and Chad Graff from The Athletic believe that the Patriots will soon sign Jayden Daniels from LSU. The Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback could join the Patriots as a third pick in the 2024 NFL Draft. Miller also noted that the Patriots could use their No.34 pick to get Houston offensive tackle Patrick Paul.
“It’s a new regime in New England, and much like [Dan] Quinn in Washington, coach Jerod Mayo will have the opportunity to bring in a franchise quarterback to build around,” Miller wrote. “Neither Mac Jones nor Bailey Zappe is the answer. As a former NFL linebacker and defensive coordinator, Mayo knows all too well what a dual-threat QB like Daniels brings to the field.
“The reigning Heisman Trophy winner, Daniels has elite open-field speed and vision as a runner, and he’s the best deep-ball passer in the draft class. He threw 40 touchdown passes in 2023, and an FBS-leading 22 of them were on throws of more than 20 air yards.
“Daniels was the most improved player in college football after dedicating himself to playing better within the pocket, and his draft stock has soared from Day 3 to here.”
The award-wining signal-caller has to make a change
Daniels rushed for 1,134 yards on 8.4 yards per attempt in 2023, reaching a career-high.
“The former four-star prospect went through some middling times early in his collegiate career,” Graff wrote. “There’s no questioning, though, his performance in 2023 en route to the Heisman Trophy.”
Graff didn’t forget to mention one particular concern regarding Daniels’ future in the NFL. He noted that NFL execs want him to put on some weight in order to endure hits on the football field. Daniels sure has something to work on right now. Football is a rough game and injuries happen quite often.
Radmila graduated with a degree in Translation & Interpreting. She is an NBA and NFL writer for The Ball Zone, and has been covering popular sports topics for several years. A loyal Lakers fan, she puts energy into reporting big roster moves, potential trades, on-court-accomplishments, and off-court rumors.