New England Patriots interested in Mike Kafka

Right as I was working on that lengthy analysis piece on whether or not the New England Patriots should sign Mike Kafka, I noticed an article from Birds 24/7 reporting that the Patriots are among the teams interested in signing Kafka (convenient timing). The Patriots, Kansas City Chiefs, Green Bay Packers, and Cleveland Browns are showing interest in the Northwestern product, and all four of those teams were the teams speculated to be interested.

The Chiefs are currently looking for a backup to former New England Patriots signal-caller Matt Cassel, with Iowa product Ricky Stanzi (still hard to believe that Kafka and Stanzi are from the same draft class) as the No. 3 QB.

The Cleveland Browns released backup Seneca Wallace and currently have Colt McCoy as the No. 2 quarterback behind rookie Brandon Weeden, but I don’t think they have as much of a need for Kafka as the three other teams with interest.

To me, the team that has the most use for the highly accurate, intelligent former Eagle is the Green Bay Packers. They need a solid backup behind Aaron Rodgers and the questionable Graham Harrell, which means that Mike Kafka makes a lot of sense in that regard. The Pack need a No. 2 QB, and Kafka can be the guy for them. The only problem is that his weak arm strength doesn’t make him as good of a fit for the vertical-minded Packers offense.

We will figure out which team Kafka will be playing for later on today, as there is no chance he clears waivers with the amount of teams interested. He fits the Patriots system, and the fact that they are interested shows that he will be a Patriot if they can get him off of waivers.

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