For the first time in several seasons, the New England Patriots are venturing into the offseason without a young quarterback behind Tom Brady on the roster. It has brought up persistent questions concerning the long-term future at the position after Brady’s tenure comes to a close. This has put the front office in an interesting position to resolve that situation in the offseason. According to Mike Reiss of ESPN, this has led NFL Network’s Mike Mayock to voice that he believes the Patriots will look to take a quarterback in the second or third round of this year’s draft. “Historically what [Bill Belichick] has shown you, and you can go back to before [Jimmy] Garoppolo and [Jacoby] Brissett — he took a third-round pick on Ryan Mallett. So it’s second- and third-round picks with the anticipation of Tom Brady having to retire some day. It’s getting more and more urgent, obviously,” Mayock said. The Patriots may have Brian Hoyer under contract through the 2020 season, but he just isn’t a development project.
Mike Mayock believes the Patriots will target a QB in 2nd or 3rd round
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