The New England Patriots are trying to get a quarterback. However, the current market would be a bit too stiff for Bill Belichick to take a step at this time.
According to Jeff Howe of The Athletic, Belichick and the Patriots front office are looking to improve the quarterback position and have “had conversations about every potential business target in the league.”
“As expressed at The Athletic, if a quarterback was seen as available, the Patriots picked up the phone,” Howe reported. “The asking price for any of the available quarters has not been disclosed.”
The “asking price” component is a key element here. The Patriots aren’t the only ones looking for a quarterback. As a result, it has become a seller’s market. That’s why the Los Angeles Rams gave up so much to get Matthew Stafford from the Detroit Lions.
Carson Wentz’s return wasn’t a treasure, but it was a solid return for a quarterback who had been benched and had a contract albatross.
The Patriots have plenty of ammo if they want to step up for a quarterback. They have the money. According to OverTheCap, New England are expected to have more than $ 62 million in cap space this offseason, the third-largest in the league.
They also have a lot of assets to try to achieve a profession. The No. 15 overall pick is a solid draft pick to put on the table and can be combined with additional picks (or a player like Stephon Gilmore or JC Jackson if they want to swing for the fences).
The problem is, most quarters in the markets aren’t seen as home threats. Jimmy Garoppolo, Sam Darnold and Marcus Mariota are in the same mold as Wentz – former QBs in the franchise trying to replenish their stock.
Matt Ryan? He is not known to be available – and is getting older. Teddy Bridgewater? The Panthers already seem ready to move on. Gardner Minshew and Nick Foles? Quarterbacks don’t seem like a safe bet to go all-in.
This leaves the two disgruntled big fish in the market: Deshaun Watson and Russell Wilson. Both quarters are said to be unhappy with their situation. However, both of their teams seem intent on doing everything possible to hold them back.
It makes sense. Both guys are legitimate franchise quarterbacks.
Unfortunately for the Patriots, there aren’t many of these guys hanging around at reasonable prices. So for now, it’s a waiting game.
Belichick and the Patriots have the resources to step up to a quarterback. However, realistically, teams only have one shot to get their guy, whether it’s a successful trade, a big free agent contract, or a draft pick. raised.
Where will the Patriots go? Who knows. For now, it looks like they’re exploring everything.