Daniel Jones visits the Patriots

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Duke quarterback Daniel Jones is visiting a team that doesn’t need a quarterback now, but might need one down the road.

Jones is visiting the Patriots today, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

That could mean the Patriots would consider taking Jones with the 32nd overall pick and grooming him to be the heir apparent to Tom Brady. It could even be that the Patriots would consider trading up for Jones, if they think he’s good enough. Or it could just mean the Patriots think Jones is an interesting prospect and would like to learn more about him.

The Patriots spent a second-round pick on Jimmy Garoppolo and a third-round pick on Jacoby Brissett, despite having Brady already. Those picks worked out fine, as both quarterbacks helped the Patriots win games during Brady’s Deflategate suspension, and both eventually brought value back to the Patriots when they were traded.

Brady will be 42 this season, and eventually the Patriots need to find his replacement. Maybe even this year, in the first round.

23 responses to “Daniel Jones visits the Patriots

  1. The Patriots should focus on defensive linemen and wide receivers in the first couple of rounds. It would be nice to have both Daniel Jones and Danny Etling, though. If they win their 7th super bowl, that will be Brady’s last.

  2. Since Brady became the starter in NE, BB has drafted exactly ONE QB who was supposed to take over when Tom retired. That was Garoppolo. JG would have made a great replacement. When BB chooses another to replace Tom, I’m sure he’ll hit on that guy too.

  3. 6burgh says:
    April 10, 2019 at 1:41 pm
    42? Three more years if he has it his way. Tho Father Time waits for no man.

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    Three Super Bowls between 39 and 41 and won two. I think he has handily beat Father Time regardless of when he retires.

  4. patriots123456 says:
    April 10, 2019 at 1:43 pm
    And sometimes they bring in players to confuse other teams.

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    I actually think we read too much in to all the cloak and dagger stuff with the Patriots. They probably want to evaluate him in case they have a chance to get him.

  5. The two things I’ve learned watching Belichick draft over the years are that he almost never does what everybody else thinks he should do, and that whatever he does with the draft as part of the overall structure of the team, it usually works out pretty well in the season that follows.

  6. The Patriots need to evaluate QBs who might be available at #32, so they can properly gauge trade offers for their first round pick. Plenty of teams might want to trade up to #32 to get that extra year of control for their new QB. One of those QBs is Jones. That’s why they’re scouting him.

  7. trubiscuitbears34 says:
    April 10, 2019 at 2:10 pm
    I worry for all AFC east fans outside of NE if they hit on another QB after Brady. I experienced first hand Favre to Rodgers.

    TB12=GOAT
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    As a Bills fan, I am more worried about the Dolphins tank job for Trevor Lawrence, and Pats fans should worry as well.

  8. “BB hasn’t crushed any hopes and dreams in a while ”

    Well, not since February….

  9. bullcharger says:
    April 10, 2019 at 2:12 pm
    patriots123456 says:
    April 10, 2019 at 1:43 pm
    And sometimes they bring in players to confuse other teams.

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    I actually think we read too much in to all the cloak and dagger stuff with the Patriots. They probably want to evaluate him in case they have a chance to get him.
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    Actually its very strategic to bring him in for a visit since there’s a legit possibility of the Dolphins drafting Jones.

  10. johnthorpe says:
    April 10, 2019 at 2:30 pm

    The Patriots need to evaluate QBs who might be available at #32, so they can properly gauge trade offers for their first round pick.

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    Smart take. The Patriots love to keep their options open and seem to gather info to prepare for many different scenarios. They may not take him, but come draft day, they will know exactly what to do once #32 comes around.

  11. One of the most amazing things about Belichick’s tenure is how many times they have whiffed on early round picks. It’s obviously tougher when you’re picking at the end of each round, but I bet if you looked back over the years, they have gotten way more production out of rounds 4-7 than 1-3. Shows how awesome the Pats are at player development.

  12. No need to get too excited, I expect the Patriots are just doing their duke dilligence.

  13. Why? Charlie Casserly has Drew Lock going to the Pats at 32. No offense to Daniel, but I’d take Lock in a heartbeat over him… if only Lock would be there at 32, lol.

  14. BBs”whiff %” is not as high as the majority of teams that draft consistently in the top of the 1st round. That’s why they draft in the top of the 1st round consistently. I don’t think he will draft a QB in the 1st round for the sake of needing a replacement. Last year “they needed” pass rushers and he drafts a RB AND OL.. whiffed on the RB??

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