Ranking the potential QB options for the Patriots in 2023
By Jared Koch
This year’s QB class is one of the more intriguing in recent memory.
Bryce Young is probably the consensus QB1 in the class, but that’s far from set in stone. C.J. Stroud had some flashes of greatness during his final game at Ohio State vs. Georgia, so he could sneak in as the number one prospect. Even some project players with better physical traits such as Will Levis and Anthony Richardson have made some noise within the past few weeks.
Here’s some of the top options in April’s draft as of right now:
PFF’s 2023 NFL Draft QB Big Board (as of 2/1/23)
However, let’s keep this simple: while this class in intriguing, the Patriots should be in no market to draft a quarterback. While already having two quarterbacks on rookie deals, drafting a QB in three straight drafts would be a questionable decision to say the least.
There are much more pressing needs that the Patriots could address in the draft outside of quarterback.
Realistically, there will probably be one, maybe even two quarterbacks in this draft that will end up better than Mac Jones (my money would be on Florida’s Anthony Richardson). However, the best course of action would be to develop the players we already have, and not immediately try to spend more draft picks on their replacements.
Now I’m all for surprises within an offseason, and the league has had many in the past few years. However, it’s pretty unrealistic for the Patriots to go this route, and why it’s listed as the Pats’ worst option.