Patriots' Detailed Plan to Rebuild at QB Revealed

The New England Patriots reportedly have a plan to rebuild their quarterback position in 2024.
Dec 17, 2023; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones (10) warms
Dec 17, 2023; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones (10) warms / Eric Canha-USA TODAY Sports

All eyes are on the New England Patriots this week as they meet with prospects at the combine. New England has plenty of power in its hands with the No. 3 pick, which could be used to take one of this class's top quarterbacks.

In fact, it appears doing just that is part of the team's plan to rebuild under center.

Mark Daniels of MassLive reports the team is expected to use the third overall selection on a QB. That's not all, however, as the Patriots also want to sign a capable veteran in free agency, who could mentor a top pick or even start as a "bridge" signal-caller until the young gunslinger is ready.

With these additions planned, Daniels notes incumbent Mac Jones is still likely to be traded to a new team this offseason.

This plan is sure to make Pats fans very excited about the next couple of months. The lack of real vision under center has been a major pain point ever since Jones started to regress, and it has held this offense back while going through a revolving door of retread quarterbacks.

Getting new faces in is one way to finally improve at signal-caller, and Daniels' info hints at two (if not more) outside additions.

It's great to hear New England is taking the development of its next starting QB seriously as well. Some franchises throw prospects into the fire and get burned because of it. Instead, it appears the Patriots are prioritizing long-term success over seeing immediate rewards from spending a top draft pick.

The Pats should have no shortage of mentor-like QBs to pursue in free agency, with guys like Jacoby Brissett and Joe Flacco being obvious candidates who can start while teaching a newcomer.

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