Oct 5, 2013; Memphis, TN, USA; UCF Knights quarterback Blake Bortles (5) looks to pass during the second half against the Memphis Tigers at Liberty Bowl Memorial. UCF defeated Memphis 24-17. Mandatory Credit: Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: New England Patriots Have Visited With Blake Bortles

Feb 21, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Central Florida quarterback Blake Bortles speaks to the media in a press conference during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

According to Albert Breer of NFL.com, the Patriots have visited with quarterback Blake Bortles. Of course this news was reported right after it was revealed that Johnny Manziel would be visiting New England tomorrow.

In both cases, I doubt the Pats will act on either of these prospects. It is highly unlikely that they will drop down to pick 29, and there is no way Bill Belichick will trade up to acquire a quarterback. If the Patriots do want to go after a quarterback, it will probably happen in the later rounds, where the likes of A.J. McCarron and Zach Mettenberger will be available.

Bortles completed 67.8% of his passes last year, amassed 3,581 yards, and tossed 25 touchdowns. He also totaled six rushing touchdowns.

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