The Patriots technically have a backup quarterback on their roster, but Brian Hoyer is most definitely not the heir to the organization’s future. According to NFL Network’s Mike Mayock, New England’s search for a young passer to take over after Tom Brady’s inevitable retirement — whenever that may be — is “getting more and more urgent.” The Patriots have yet to use a first-round pick on a quarterback since selecting Drew Bledsoe No. 1 overall in the 1993 NFL Draft, but with Brady’s future less predictable than ever — coupled with New England’s two first-round picks (Nos. 23 and 31) — it’s possible 2018 could be the year coach Bill Belichick shakes things up. Regardless of which round it happens, however, Belichick and company are expected to use one of the Patriots’ eight picks to lock down Brady’s replacement. New England holds two second-rounders (Nos. 43 and 63) as well as one third-rounder … [Read more...] about 6 quarterbacks the Patriots could draft to back up Tom Brady
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Welcome back to the Boston.com sports mailbag. Every week we’ll respond to your questions about the Patriots, Red Sox, Celtics, Bruins and anything else tangentially related to Boston sports. Have a thought, theory, or question for the mailbag? Send them into [email protected] Perhaps you’ve been distracted by the Red Sox’ hot start or the Celtics and Bruins’ playoff runs, but the NFL draft is right around the corner. And the Patriots have everyone guessing. @Raudy06: Given the picks the Patriots have in the first and second round, Brady’s eventual retirement, as well as having no backup, is it safe to assume the Pats can gamble for a QB? Nik: I wouldn’t ever pretend to know Bill Belichick’s next move. It’d probably benefit us all to stop trying to guess it. But yeah, that certainly seems like the logical move. Just ask Robert Kraft. “Obviously at some point we have to,” Kraft told ESPN last month. The bigger question … [Read more...] about Mailbag: A look at the Patriots’ draft day plans, Tom Brady’s successor, and Celtics playoff predictions
COMMENTARY There’s a lot going on within the walls of Gillette Stadium. Things are seemingly far from copacetic, as the Patriots continue to navigate how trainer Alex Guerrero fits into the reported changing dynamic between their aging quarterback and rigid head coach. Through the ongoing drama, however, Tom Brady and Bill Belichick’s dedication to the organization appeared to be steadfast. There are essentially no questions regarding Belichick’s role headed into the upcoming season — he will return for his 19th year at the helm — and Brady’s position, up until recently, seemed to be a lock as well. A recent report, however, raised some eyebrows. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Patriots quarterback has yet to formally commit to playing football in 2018, despite those close to him believing he will return for his 19th season. Patriots’ QB Tom Brady still has not committed to playing in 2018, even though people who … [Read more...] about What you need to know about Tom Brady’s status with the Patriots
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Wednesday morning Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has yet to formally commit to playing football in 2018, despite those close to him believing he will return for the upcoming season. Patriots’ QB Tom Brady still has not committed to playing in 2018, even though people who know him believe he will back coming season, league sources told ESPN. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 18, 2018 “It’s interesting because the Patriots are still awaiting official word from Tom Brady about his future,” Schefter said on ESPN Wednesday. “But there’s no official word Tom Brady will be back for the 2018 season. He has not yet committed to playing. I think that the people around him and the people inside that organization think that he’ll play, but they don’t know that he will play — and that question lingers as the draft approaches next week.” Schefter’s report is a bit of a mystery — … [Read more...] about Here’s another dose of speculation about Tom Brady’s future
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Steve Kornacki April 12, 2018 THE REFEREE HELD UP HIS HANDS a few inches apart, and the Ericsson Stadium faithful — what dozens of them remained — let out something meekly resembling a cheer. The visiting New England Patriots were just short of the marker, and now head coach Bill Belichick had a choice. It was fourth down and they were sitting at their own 45 yard line, with just inside of two minutes left, both in the game and in this dispiriting season. If nothing else, dignity was at stake here. The book said to punt. Instead, Belichick looked out at Drew Bledsoe and told his quarterback to stay on the field. Why not just put an end to it with one play here? On the CBS telecast, the announcers perked up. Advertisement “Belichick wants to roll the dice!” play-by-play man Don Criqui exclaimed.Bledsoe lined up … [Read more...] about What if Tom Brady had never stepped in for an injured Drew Bledsoe in 2001?