2.) Drew Bledsoe 1993-2001
The second greatest quarterback to ever play for the Patriots is a pretty simple choice. The Patriots have been fortunate to have some good quarterbacks in the history of their franchise, and drew Bledsoe is one of them.
Bledsoe played with the Patriots from 1993-2001. However, he saw his career in New England end a bit earlier than he would have like. As the starting quarterback, Bledsoe totaled a 63-60 record as a starter. Also, he totaled 166 passing touchdowns, which was second-most in franchise history.
On some talented Patriots teams in the mid-to-late 90s, Bledsoe had some very good seasons. In 1996, Bledsoe totaled 4.086 passing yards and 25 touchdown passes. The following year, he totaled 3.708 passing yards with a career-high 28 passing touchdowns.
While Bledsoe was a good regular season quarterback, he didn’t get the job done in the playoffs for New England. In seven career playoff games, Bledsoe totaled a 3-3 record with six touchdown passes and 12 interceptions. If Bledsoe was able to perform better in the playoffs, the Patriots might have a few more Super Bowls. Despite the struggles in the playoffs, Bledsoe was certainly a great quarterback for the Patriots.