Trade Proposal Gives Patriots “Quarterback Of Their Choosing”

  The New England Patriots will enter the 2024 NFL Draft with the No.3 pick. They have a few major holes to fill and getting a quarterback is a priority. The Patriots can make a few trade moves to get the quarterback they like.

Bill Barnwell from ESPN discussed a trade scenario that includes the Washington Commanders. According to him, the Patriots should swap picks with the Commanders. This trade would give them the No.2 overall pick and also a 2025 second-rounder and a fourth-rounder. It would be an excellent opportunity for the team and they get to choose Jayden Daniels or Drake Maye.

“The draft capital they’re giving up is a lot — it’s about what the [San Francisco] 49ers sent to acquire Christian McCaffrey — but it’s not very much if it means landing the right quarterback,” Barnwell wrote.

The Commanders have already hosted four top QB prospects for a visit. Daniels’ agent, Ron Butler, didn’t really like the idea of seeing all four prospects arrive in Washington at the same time.

Patriots take the trade scenario into consideration, prioritize getting a quarterback

There are multiple theories floating around, but the Patriots have yet to make a decision. Patriots director of scouting Eliot Wolf explained that the team will take every detail into consideration. He didn’t reveal too much about their plans for the No.3 pick.

“We’re open to anything. Moving up, moving down. We’re open for business in the first round, and in every round,” Wolf told reporters. “We have some holes we feel like we need to fill in the draft. We’re drafting to develop the team. The more picks we have the better. But if there’s an opportunity to move up and strike, if the board kind of recommends it, then we won’t be afraid to pull the trigger on that either.”

“It’s a long-term decision. I mean, I guess that’s the best way to characterize it,” Wolf said of the quarterback position. “It’s a long-term decision. We look it upside again, not just at the first pick but every pick. Look at the upside in the draft and we try to build out. We have positions where we think we need to supplement now.

“Kind of plug-and-play type players and we have other positions where we feel like we can draft and develop those people. So as far as the way we have them rated I’d prefer to not really get into that at this point at quarterback or in any other position.”