Sep 14, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Boston College Eagles quarterback Chase Rettig (11) throws a pass against the Southern California Trojans at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: New England Patriots Interested In Quarterback Chase Rettig


Dec 31, 2013; Shreveport, LA, USA; Boston College Eagles quarterback Chase Rettig (11) warms up on the field prior to the game against the Arizona Wildcats at the Independence Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports

The latest quarterback prospect that the New England Patriots have shown interest in, is former Boston College signal caller Chase Rettig. According to Mike Reiss of ESPN Boston, the Pats brought Rettig in to Foxboro as part of their local prospect day.

It won’t generate the same buzz as in-house visits with top prospects Johnny Manziel and Teddy Bridgewater, but the Patriots continued to focus on the quarterback position Friday by inviting Boston College’s Chase Rettig to Gillette Stadium as part of their local prospect day.

One difference with Rettig’s visit is that he actually worked out for team officials, along with other local prospects.

Unlike their interest in the likes of Johnny Manziel, Teddy Bridgewater, and Blake Bortles, I think the Pats could potentially act on Rettig. He is not a first round pick, which would allow New England to address more important needs early, and then in the later rounds (if that), pick up a solid young quarterback.

Rettig played four seasons with the Eagles, completing an average of 55% of his passes, totaling 8,248 yards, and tossing 52 touchdowns.

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