3 Veteran Quarterbacks the Patriots Can Sign to Mentor a First-Round Rookie

The New England Patriots will revamp the QB position. What veteran should they target?
Jan 13, 2024; Houston, Texas, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Joe Flacco (15) on the field after a
Jan 13, 2024; Houston, Texas, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Joe Flacco (15) on the field after a / Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
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2. Joe Flacco

Quarterback Joe Flacco had a career resurgence last year with the Cleveland Browns. Despite being 39 years old, Flacco still has the arm strength and accuracy to make throws on all three levels on the field.

Flacco joined the Browns in December and led them to a 4-1 record and a Wild Card playoff berth. He finished the campaign with 1,616 passing yards, 13 passing touchdowns, and eight interceptions.

Additionally, he finished the season with five straight games with 300-plus passing yards. These numbers helped him secure the 2023 AP Comeback Player of the Year.

Furthermore, Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com said the Patriots could have interest in Flacco's services.

It would be smart for New England to kick the tires on Flacco and see if he wants to come to town.

3. Jacoby Brissett

Jacoby Brissett is another signal-caller who has ties with New England. He was selected in the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft by the Patriots.

Brissett has made his way around the league, suiting up for five different teams and showcasing his ability to be an effective starter for a stretch of games.

The 31-year-old has the arm strength to make any throw needed while also having the athleticism to move the pocket and make plays with his legs.

In his career, Brissett has recorded 10,574 passing yards and 51 passing touchdowns. He also logged 915 rushing yards and 15 rushing scores.

Over his eight-year career, Brissett notched 11-plus starts in five seasons. Brissett is a very intriguing veteran option at quarterback.

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